On Cleaner Technologies in a Transboundary Pollution Game

H. Benchekroun, A. Ray Chaudhuri

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We show that in a non-cooperative transboundary pollution game, a cleaner technology (i.e., a decrease in the emission to output ratio) induces each country to increase its emissions and ultimately can yield a higher level of pollution and reduce social welfare.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTilburg
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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  • transboundary pollution
  • technological innovation
  • differential game

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