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Environmental Regulation, Business Innovation and International Competitiveness - Regolazione ambientale, innovazioni d’impresa e competitività internazionale

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  • Li, Hong

    (Peking University, School of Economics)

  • Huang, Chengming

    (Hainan University, School of Economics)

  • Yang, Bill Z.

    () (Georgia Southern University, School of Economic Development)

Abstract

This paper develops a Cournot model to study how environmental regulatory policies affect the international competitiveness of firms. The tradable baseline-and-credit emission permit is employed as the primary means of environmental regulation. It provides a theoretical support for the government environmental regulatory policies. - Questo studio sviluppa un modello di Cournot per analizzare come le politiche di regolamentazione ambientale influenzino la competitività internazionale delle imprese. Il sistema dei diritti di emissione negoziabili viene impiegato come principale mezzo di regolamentazione ambientale e si fornisce un supporto teorico per l’applicazione di tali regolamentazioni.

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  • Li, Hong & Huang, Chengming & Yang, Bill Z., 2011. "Environmental Regulation, Business Innovation and International Competitiveness - Regolazione ambientale, innovazioni d’impresa e competitività internazionale," Economia Internazionale / International Economics, Camera di Commercio Industria Artigianato Agricoltura di Genova, vol. 64(1), pages 115-128.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:ecoint:0611
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    Keywords

    Environmental Regulation; Innovation; Oligopoly; International Competitiveness;

    JEL classification:

    • D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
    • F18 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Environment
    • L51 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Economics of Regulation
    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives

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