Transboundary Pollution, R&D Spillovers, Absorptive Capacity and International Trade
In this paper, we study the effects of absorptive capacity and R&D spillovers on cross -border pollution in a game played by two regulator-firm hierarchies. By means of a tax per-unit of pollution, a subsidy per- unit of original research and a subsidy per-unit of absorptive research, the regulators can reach the first -best outcome. We show that, in addition to free R&D spillovers and absorptive research, competition of firms on the common market help non -cooperating countries to better internalize transboundary pollution. More importantly, opening borders increase the per -unitemission- tax and decrease the per-unit original research subsidy. Thus, when the investment-costparameters are sufficiently high, the international trade increases the original research, production.Consequently, the emission ratio is lower.
Volume (Year): 4 (2014)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
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