Trade, Innovation, Environment
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Trade, Innovation, Environment

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The research projects at Fondazione Mattei have for some time now been dealing with the international dimension of environmental policy. Indeed, most environ- mental phenomena have international implications, which stem from a number of factors: physical ones, such as the transnational or global consequences of pollution and resource conservation; technological factors, such as technological cooperation and diffusion; and economic factors, such as trad~, plant localiza- tion and migrations. Even in the absence of transnational pollution, therefore, the environmental issues involve substantial interdependence among countries. This volume, edited by Carlo Carraro, presents some of the research which we carried out in international environmental policy, focusing on the relationship between trade, innovation and the environment. The papers in part one discuss the impact of international trade and institu- tions on environmental resources. Those in part two deal with the importance of innovation when attempting to solve the major environmental problems. The papers in part three, finally, focus on specific policy issues stressing the impor- tance of institutions and property rights. The whole set of contributions can be seen as progress in environmental economics. The different chapters highlight the close relationship between envi- ronmental issues and economic development and they merge the literature on the environment with the literature on innovation, economic growth, trade, plant localization, institutions, etc.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 407 pages
  • 156 x 233.9 x 25.4mm | 762.05g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1994 ed.
  • VII, 407 p.
  • 0792330331
  • 9780792330332

Table of contents

Preface; D. Siniscalco. Introduction; C. Carraro. 1: Models of Trade and the Environment. 1.1. Property Rights and the Dynamics of Renewable Resources in North-South Trade; G. Chichilnisky. 1.2. Trade, Tropical Deforestation and Policy Interventions; E.B. Barbier, M. Rauscher. 1.3. Greens, Supergreens, and International Trade Policy: Environmental Concerns and Protectionism; A.L. Hillman, H.W. Ursprung. 1.4. Foreign Trade and Renewable Resources; M. Rauscher. 1.5. Environmental Policy. Plant Location and Government Protection; A. Ulph. 2: Models of Innovation and Growth. 2.1. Should Environmental Innovation Policy be Internationally Coordinated; C. Carraro, G. Topa. 2.2. Strategic Innovation and Strategic Environmental Policy; D. Ulph. 2.3. Investment in Clean Technology and Transboundary Pollution Control; A.J. de Zeeuw, F. van der Ploeg. 2.4. Endogenous Growth, Environment, and R V. Hung, P. Chang, K. Blackburn. 2.5. Sustainable Growth and Renewable Resources in the Global Economy; F. van der Ploeg, J.E. Ligthart. 3: Policy Issues. 3.1. Laissez faire, Collective Control or Nationalization of the Global Commons; R.S. Eckaus. 3.2. Formation of International Environmental Agreements; G. Heal. 3.3. The Design of a Carbon Tax in an Incomplete International Climate Agreement; R. Golombek, C. Hagem, M. Hoel. 3.4. Air Pollution and Energy Policies: the Role of Environmental Damage Estimation; A. Markandya. 3.5. Economic Issues and Negotiation on Global Environment. Some Lessons from the Recent Experience on Greenhouse Effect; J.-C. Hourcade.
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