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Climate change mitigation with technology spillovers

Foucart, Renaud; Garsous, Grégoire

Authors

Renaud Foucart

Grégoire Garsous



Abstract

We explore the implications of an increase in clean technology spillovers between developed and developing countries. We build a game of abatements in which players are linked with technology spillovers determined by an initial choice of absorptive capacities by developing countries. We show that, within a non-cooperative framework, the response of clean technology investments in developed countries to an increase in cross-country technology spillovers is ambiguous. If the marginal benefits of these additional abatements are not sufficiently high, developed countries have a strategic incentive to decrease investments. Such a strategic response jeopardizes the initial effects of an increase in technology spillovers on climate change mitigation and decreases the incentives for developing countries to enhance their absorptive capacities.

Citation

Foucart, R., & Garsous, G. (2018). Climate change mitigation with technology spillovers. Environmental and Resource Economics, 71(2), (507–527). doi:10.1007/s10640-017-0170-3. ISSN 0924-6460

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jul 4, 2017
Online Publication Date Jul 10, 2017
Publication Date 2018-10
Deposit Date Feb 6, 2018
Publicly Available Date Feb 6, 2018
Journal Environmental and Resource Economics
Print ISSN 0924-6460
Electronic ISSN 1573-1502
Publisher BMC
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 71
Issue 2
Pages 507–527
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s10640-017-0170-3
Keywords Climate change; Cross-country spillovers; Abatements; Technology investments
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/49581
Publisher URL https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10640-017-0170-3
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Environmental and Resource Economics. The final authenticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10640-017-0170-3

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