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Climate Change Mitigation with Technology Spillovers

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  • Renaud Foucart
  • Grégoire Garsous

We explore the implications of an increase in clean technology spillovers between developedand developing countries. We build a 2-stage 2-country game of abatements in whichplayers are linked with technology spillovers. We show that, within a non-cooperative framework,the response of clean technology investments in developed countries to an increase incross-country technology spillovers is ambiguous. If the marginal benefits of these additionalabatements are not sufficiently high, developed countries have a strategic incentive to decreaseinvestments rather than provide developing countries with further incentives to abate. Sucha strategic response jeopardizes the initial effects of an increase in technology spillovers onclimate change mitigation.

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Paper provided by ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles in its series Working Papers ECARES with number ECARES 2014-50.

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Length: 28 p.
Date of creation: Nov 2014
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Handle: RePEc:eca:wpaper:2013/177138
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