R&D Cooperation, Innovation Spillovers and Firm Location in a Model of Environmental Policy
AbstractIn this paper the reaction of firms to the introduction of environmental charges in a given industry is analysed. Firms may decide either to relocate their plants abroad or to adopt a new environmental-friendly technology. The latter can be either developed by investing in R&D or obtained by buying a licence. We show that, even if domestic firms share the same initial technology, at the equilibrium they make different choices in reponse to the same environmental policy.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Universite Aix-Marseille III in its series G.R.E.Q.A.M. with number 98a43.
Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS ; RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ; LOCATION OF INDUSTRY ; LICENCES;
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