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Aart de Zeeuw

Tilburg University
Beijer Institute

E-Mail: a.j.dezeeuw@uvt.nl

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June 2009Can a Focus on Breakthrough Technologies Improve the Performance of International Environmental Agreements?
with Michael Hoel: w15043
In a recent paper, Barrett (2006) reaches the conclusion that in general the answer to the question in the title is no. We show in this paper that a focus on the R&D phase in the development of breakthrough technologies changes the picture. The stability of international treaties improves and thus the possibility of realizing benefits of cooperation.

Published: Michael Hoel & Aart Zeeuw, 2010. "Can a Focus on Breakthrough Technologies Improve the Performance of International Environmental Agreements?," Environmental & Resource Economics, European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, vol. 47(3), pages 395-406, November. citation courtesy of

 
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