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Environmental Innovation Policy and International Competition

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  • Carraro, Carlo
  • Siniscalco, Domenico

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We consider one polluting industry in an open economy. The national government implements a policy of industrial pollution control by inducing appropriate technological innovations to reduce toxic emissions. The emission-reducing innovations are developed through firm-specific costly investments. Under different hypotheses on market structure (perfect competition, Bertrand and Cournot oligopoly) international competition forces the national government to subsidize innovation. The appropriate subsidy scheme varies according to market structure and to the information available to the government. If information is asymmetric, the subsidy must include an information premium to separate different types of firms.

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Paper provided by C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 525.

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Handle: RePEc:cpr:ceprdp:525

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Keywords: Asymmetric Information; Environmental Innovation; International Competition; Subsidies;

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  1. Bárcena Ruiz, Juan Carlos & Garzón San Felipe, María Begoña, 2000. "Environmental Standards, Wage Incomes and the Location of Polluting Firms," BILTOKI 2000-04, Universidad del País Vasco - Departamento de Economía Aplicada III (Econometría y Estadística).
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