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Environmental innovation and the cost of pollution abatement revisited

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  • Bréchet, Thierry
  • Jouvet, Pierre-André

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It is widely assumed in the literature that environmental innovation reduces the marginal cost of pollution abatement. In this paper we show that this is not necessarily the case and we provide some unexpected outcomes.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Ecological Economics.

Volume (Year): 65 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
Pages: 262-265

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolec:v:65:y:2008:i:2:p:262-265

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  1. Thierry Bréchet & Philippe Michel, 2007. "Environmental performance and equilibrium," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 40(4), pages 1078-1099, November.
  2. Parry, Ian & Pizer, William & Fischer, Carolyn, 1998. "Instrument Choice for Environmental Protection When Technological Innovation is Endogenous," Discussion Papers dp-99-04, Resources For the Future.
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Cited by:
  1. Geoffrey Heal & Nori Tarui, 2008. "Technology Diffusion, Abatement Cost, and Transboundary Pollution," Working Papers 2008.96, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
  2. SANIN, Maria Eugenia & ZANAJ, Skerdilajda, 2007. "Environmental innovation under Cournot competition," CORE Discussion Papers 2007050, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  3. Bouwe Dijkstra & Maria J. Gil-Moltó, 2014. "Is Emission Intensity or Output U-shaped in the Strictness of Environmental Policy," CESifo Working Paper Series 4833, CESifo Group Munich.
  4. Perino, Grischa & Requate, Till, 2012. "Does more stringent environmental regulation induce or reduce technology adoption? When the rate of technology adoption is inverted u-shaped," Economics Working Papers 2012-05, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Department of Economics.
  5. Bréchet, Thierry & Jouvet, Pierre-André, 2009. "Why environmental management may yield no-regret pollution abatement options," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 68(6), pages 1770-1777, April.
  6. Kesicki, Fabian, 2013. "What are the key drivers of MAC curves? A partial-equilibrium modelling approach for the UK," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 58(C), pages 142-151.
  7. Endres, Alfred & Friehe, Tim, 2011. "Incentives to diffuse advanced abatement technology under environmental liability law," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 62(1), pages 30-40, July.
  8. Thierry Bréchet & Sylvette Ly, 2013. "The many traps of green technology promotion," Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, Society for Environmental Economics and Policy Studies - SEEPS, vol. 15(1), pages 73-91, January.

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