Technology transfer and the South's participation in an international environmental agreement

Larry D. QIU, Zhihao YU

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Abstract

We develop a North-South model of international trade and transboundary pollution to analyze the relationship between environmental technology transfer and the South's incentive to join an international environmental agreement (IEA). We find necessary and sufficient conditions under which technology transfer will increase the South's incentive to join the IEA. We also find necessary and sufficient conditions under which the South's participation in the IEA will increase the market incentive for technology transfer. Results have clear policy implications for (i) the sequence of technology transfer and the South's IEA membership, and (ii) the legitimacy of the South's subsidies for technology transfer. Copyright © 2009 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Article number19
Pages (from-to)409-427
JournalReview of International Economics
Volume17
Issue number3
Early online date13 Jul 2009
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Financial support from DAG of HKUST and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

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