Multilateral Environmental Agreements and Environmental Technology Transfer

Hong Kong Univ. Science & Technology Working Paper

30 Pages Posted: 30 Jan 2002

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Larry D. Qiu

The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Business and Economics; Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Department of Economics

Date Written: December 2001

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 sign a multilateral environmental agreement (MEA). First, we show that technology transfer could either increase or reduce the South's incentive to sign the MEA. Second, we show that the South's participation in the MEA would reduce the market incentive of technology transfer. Both results have very clear policy implications for (i) the sequence of technology transfer and the South's MEA membership and (ii) the legitimacy of South's subsidies for technology transfer.

Keywords: Trade, Environment, MEAs, Environmental technology transfer

JEL Classification: F18

Suggested Citation

Qiu, Larry Dongxiao, Multilateral Environmental Agreements and Environmental Technology Transfer (December 2001). Hong Kong Univ. Science & Technology Working Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=298303 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.298303

Larry Dongxiao Qiu (Contact Author)

The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Business and Economics ( email )

Pokfulam Road
Hong Kong
China

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Department of Economics ( email )

School of Economics and Finance
University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam
Hong Kong

HOME PAGE: http://www.bm.ust.hk/~larryqiu/

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