Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/159321
Authors: 
Mantovani, Andrea
Vancauteren, Mark
Year of Publication: 
2003
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Quaderni - Working Paper DSE 480
Abstract: 
A key feature of the EU harmonization of technical barriers to trade (TBT's) is that exporting firms may entail a compliance costs. This paper provides theoretical and empirical work. In a simple Cournot duopoly with trade, we pursue the idea that process R&D has a positive spillover effect (with different intensities) in lowering the compliance cost and investigate the impact of an R&D subsidy. Using a self-constructed database, which specifically identifies sectors where the EU has sought to introduce harmonized environmental regulations, we find evidence that support this prediction of the theory.
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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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Working Paper
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