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Trade, Innovation, Environment : Economics, Energy, and Environment - Carlo Carraro

Trade, Innovation, Environment

Economics, Energy, and Environment

By: Carlo Carraro (Editor)

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Published: 31st August 1994
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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.

Preface
Introductionp. 1
Models of Trade and the Environment
Property Rights and the Dynamics of Renewable Resources in North-South Tradep. 15
Trade, Tropical Deforestation and Policy Interventionsp. 55
Greens, Supergreens, and International Trade Policy: Environmental Concerns and Protectionismp. 75
Foreign Trade and Renewable Resourcesp. 109
Environmental Policy, Plant Location and Government Protectionp. 123
Models of Innovation and Growth
Should Environmental Innovation Policy Be Internationally Coordinated?p. 167
Strategic Innovation and Strategic Environmental Policyp. 205
Investment in Clean Technology and Transboundary Pollution Controlp. 229
Endogenous Growth, Environment, and R and Dp. 241
Sustainable Growth and Renewable Resources in the Global Economyp. 259
Policy Issues
Laissez Faire or Nationalization and Collective Control of the Global Commonsp. 283
Formation of International Environmental Agreementsp. 301
The Design of a Carbon Tax in an Incomplete International Climate Agreementp. 323
Air Pollution and Energy Policies: The Role of Environmental Damage Estimationp. 363
Economic Issues and Negotiation on Global Environment. Some Lessons from the Recent Experience on Greenhouse Effectp. 385
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ISBN: 9780792330332
ISBN-10: 0792330331
Series: Economics, Energy, and Environment
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 407
Published: 31st August 1994
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.15  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.86