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

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  • Michael Hoel

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  • Aart Zeeuw

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In a recent paper, Barrett (2006) reaches the conclusion that in general the answer to the question in the title is no. We show in this paper that a focus on the R&D phase in the development of breakthrough technologies changes the picture. The stability of international treaties improves and thus the possibility of realizing benefits of cooperation.

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Article provided by European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists in its journal Environmental and Resource Economics.

Volume (Year): 47 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 (November)
Pages: 395-406

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Handle: RePEc:kap:enreec:v:47:y:2010:i:3:p:395-406

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Keywords: International environmental agreements; Breakthrough technology; Q28; C72; F42;

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Cited by:
  1. Hong, Fuhai & Karp, Larry, 2012. "International Environmental Agreements with Mixed Strategies and Investment," Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley, Working Paper Series, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley qt0xf976x1, Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics, UC Berkeley.
  2. Bård Harstad, 2010. "The Dynamics of Climate Agreements," CESifo Working Paper Series 2962, CESifo Group Munich.
  3. Benchekroun, Hassan & Ray Chaudhuri, Amrita, 2014. "Transboundary pollution and clean technologies," Resource and Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 36(2), pages 601-619.
  4. Johannes Urpelainen, 2013. "Can strategic technology development improve climate cooperation? A game-theoretic analysis," Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, Springer, vol. 18(6), pages 785-800, August.
  5. Scott Barrett, 2010. "Climate Treaties and Backstop Technologies," CESifo Working Paper Series 3003, CESifo Group Munich.
  6. Stefan Borsky & Andrea Leiter & Michael Pfaffermayr, 2011. "Does going green pay off? The effect of an international environmental agreement on tropical timber trade," Working Papers 2011-17, Faculty of Economics and Statistics, University of Innsbruck.

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