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Policy-Induced Environmental Technology Transfer

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  • Takeshi Iida

    (Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University)

  • Kenji Takeuchi

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    (Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University)

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We investigate how environmental and trade policies affect the transfer of environmental technology in a two-country model with global pollution. By comparing free trade and tariff policy without commitment, the following results are obtained. First, the existence of an environmental policy in a local country induces technology transfer from a foreign country. Second, there is a possibility that free trade is preferable to a tariff policy for both countries even though free trade lowers the environmental tax rate. Third, the quantity of the local firmfs product decreases for higher environmental damage. On the other hand, import of environmentally efficient goods from the foreign country increases.

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Paper provided by Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University in its series Discussion Papers with number 1008.

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Length: 37pages
Date of creation: Jun 2010
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Handle: RePEc:koe:wpaper:1008

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Keywords: Environmental technology transfer; Free trade; Tariff protection;

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