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Can a Focus on Breakthrough Technologies Improve the Performance of International Environmental Agreements?

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Forfattere:

Hoel, M. og A. de Zeeuw

År:

2010

Referanse:

Environmental and Resource Economics

vol 47(3), 395-406

Summary

In a recent paper, Barrett (Am Econ Rev 96(2):22–25, 2006) reaches the conclusion that in general the answer to the question in the title is no, except for a special case in which technology adoption involves increasing returns (network externalities). We show in this paper that a focus on the R&D phase in the development of breakthrough technologies can also increase the possibilities for cooperation.

Nøkkelord:

International environmental agreements · Breakthrough technology

JEL:

Q28 · C72 · F42

Prosjekt info:

Oppdragsgiver: Norges forskningsråd
Oppdragsgivers prosjektnr.:
Frisch prosjekt: 3144 - Post Kyoto Climate Agreements and Technological Innovation