Trade, Innovation, Environment

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Carlo Carraro
Springer Science & Business Media, 1994 M08 31 - 407 pages
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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Contents

11 Property Rights and the Dynamics of Renewable Resources in NorthSouth Trade
15
12 Trade Tropical Deforestation and Policy Interventions
55
Environmental Concerns and Protectionism
75
14 Foreign Trade and Renewable Resources
109
15 Environmental Policy Plant Location and Government Protection
123
2 Models of Innovation and Growth
165
21 Should Environmental Innovation Policy Be Internationally Coordinated?
167
22 Strategic Innovation and Strategic Environmental Policy
205
24 Endogenous Growth Environment and RD
241
25 Sustainable Growth and Renewable Recources in the Global Economy
259
3 Policy Issues
281
31 Laissez Faire or Nationalization and Collective Control of the Global Commons
283
32 Formation of International Environmental Agreements
301
33 The Design of a Carbon Tax in an Incomplete International Climate Agreement
323
The Role of Environmental Damage Estimation
363
Some Lessons from the Recent Experience on Greenhouse Effect
385

23 Investment in Clean Technology and Transboundary Pollution Control
229

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