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Title:What drives the international transfer of climate change mitigation technologies? Empirical evidence from patent data PDF Logo
Authors:Dechezleprêtre, Antoine
Glachant, Matthieu
Ménière, Yann
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:Nota di lavoro // Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei: Sustainable development 2010,12
Abstract:Using patent data from 66 countries for the period 1990-2003, we characterize the factors which promote or hinder the international diffusion of climate-friendly technologies on a global scale. Regression results show that technology-specific capabilities of the recipient countries are determinant factors. In contrast, the general level of education is less important. We also show that restrictions to international trade-e.g., high tariff rates-and lax intellectual property regimes negatively influence the international diffusion of patented knowledge. A counter-intuitive result is that barriers to foreign direct investments can promote transfers. We discuss different possible interpretations.
Subjects:Climate Change
Technology Diffusion
Technology Transfer
JEL:O33
O34
Q54
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:FEEM Working Papers, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei

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