Technology Transfer in the Non-Traded Sector as a Means to Combat Global Warming

36 Pages Posted: 26 Sep 2008

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Vivekananda Mukherjee

Jadavpur University

Dirk T. G. Rübbelke

Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg

Tilak Sanyal

Jadavpur University; Shibpur Dinobundhoo College

Date Written: September, 24 2008

Abstract

The paper considers a situation where two countries - the North and the South - use a non-traded polluting input to produce the goods for final consumption. The North is more efficient in both, production and abatement processes. The study compares the effects of the transfer of abatement technology by the North to the South under autarky with the free trade situation, assuming that the North pre-commits to an international protocol to keep the global pollution under a fixed level. The conditions under which either full or partial technology is transferred in autarky are determined. It is shown that under free trade no such transfer is possible. With trade even though the North wants a complete transfer of technology, the South refuses it.

Keywords: GHG Emissions, Mitigation, Technology Transfer, International Trade

JEL Classification: F18, F35, Q54, Q56

Suggested Citation

Mukherjee, Vivekananda and Rübbelke, Dirk T. G. and Sanyal, Tilak, Technology Transfer in the Non-Traded Sector as a Means to Combat Global Warming (September, 24 2008). FEEM Working Paper No. 78.2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1272988 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1272988

Vivekananda Mukherjee

Jadavpur University ( email )

Calcutta, West Bengal 700032
India

Dirk T. G. Rübbelke (Contact Author)

Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg ( email )

Freiberg, 09599
Germany

Tilak Sanyal

Jadavpur University ( email )

Calcutta, West Bengal 700032
India

Shibpur Dinobundhoo College ( email )

412/1, G.T. Road (South)
Howrah, 711102
India

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