Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/43449
Authors: 
Dechezleprêtre, Antoine
Glachant, Matthieu
Ménière, Yann
Year of Publication: 
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

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