Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/117896
Authors: 
Youssef, Slim Ben
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
Nota di Lavoro, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei 17.2004
Abstract: 
We consider a dynamic three-stage game played by two regulator-firm hierarchies to capture the scale and technological effects of opening markets to international trade. Each firm produces one good sold on the market. Firms can invest in R&D in order to lower their fixed emission/output ratio and are regulated with costly public funds. We take the context of sufficiently high market sizes and investment cost parameters. Opening markets to international trade yields more investment in R&D, more production and a lower emission ratio. When the market size is low enough and the investment cost parameter is high enough, pollution in common market is higher than in autarky. International trade reduces the social welfare.
Subjects: 
R&D
Cleaner technology
Common market
Social welfare
JEL: 
D62
F12
O32
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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