Can a focus on breakthrough technologies improve the performance of international environmental agreements?

M. Hoel, A.J. de Zeeuw

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Abstract

In a recent paper, Barrett (Am Econ Rev 96(2):22–25, 2006) reaches the conclusion that in general the answer to the question in the title is no, except for a special case in which technology adoption involves increasing returns (network externalities). We show in this paper that a focus on the R&D phase in the development of breakthrough technologies can also increase the possibilities for cooperation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-406
JournalEnvironmental and Resource Economics
Volume47
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Can a focus on breakthrough technologies improve the performance of international environmental agreements? / Hoel, M.; de Zeeuw, A.J.

In: Environmental and Resource Economics, Vol. 47, No. 3, 2010, p. 395-406.

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