Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/43776
Authors: 
Bertinelli, Luisito
Strobl, Eric
Zou, Benteng
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
Working papers // Institute of Mathematical Economics 379
Abstract: 
We study how the import of older and more polluting technologies alters the relationship between output and environmental quality in developing countries within a vintage capital framework. Our results show that old technologies prolong the period until which pollution may eventually decrease and cause this turning point to be reached at a higher level of pollution. An empirical analysis using export data of vintage technologies from the US and Europe to developing countries supports our theoretical findings.
Subjects: 
Environmental quality
Sustainable development
Vintage technologies
JEL: 
O13
O33
Q01
Q56
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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