Technology Transfer with Transboundary Pollution: A Signaling Approach
Shanghai University of Finance and Economics - School of Economics
March 12, 2013
There are increasing complaints from developing countries that the developed countries seem to be reluctant to transfer green technology, despite its salient benefits in helping solve the climate problem. Identifying a signaling effect of technology transfer that was neglected by the previous literature, this paper offers a rationale for this reluctance in a North-South model with transboundary pollution. Multiple equilibria leading to very different outcomes coexist.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 27
Keywords: Asymmetric Information, Climate Change, Developed Countries, Emission Abatement, Technology Transfer
JEL Classification: D82, O33, Q54working papers series
Date posted: March 8, 2012 ; Last revised: March 13, 2013
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