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Incentives to Diffuse Advanced Abatement Technology Under the Formation of International Environmental Agreements

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  • Bianca Rundshagen

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We analyse the incentives for polluting firms to diffuse and adopt advanced abatement technology in a framework in which governments negotiate an international environmental agreement. These incentives crucially depend on whether the underlying environmental policy instrument is an emission tax or an emission quota. The results for the international setting fundamentally differ from those for the national setting that have been elaborated upon in the earlier literature. In particular, equilibrium diffusion and adoption of advanced abatement technology are not necessarily optimal under the tax regime and may be even lower than those under the quota regime. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2013

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  • Alfred Endres & Bianca Rundshagen, 2013. "Incentives to Diffuse Advanced Abatement Technology Under the Formation of International Environmental Agreements," Environmental & Resource Economics, Springer;European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 56(2), pages 177-210, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:enreec:v:56:y:2013:i:2:p:177-210
    DOI: 10.1007/s10640-012-9596-9
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    Keywords

    International environmental agreement; Induced technical change; Pollution abatement; Emission taxes; Emission quotas; Q5;

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    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics

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