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Induced innovation and international environmental agreements: evidence from the ozone regime

Dugoua, Eugenie ORCID: 0000-0002-4176-8740 (2023) Induced innovation and international environmental agreements: evidence from the ozone regime. CEP Discussion Papers (CEPDP1947). London School of Economics and Political Science. Centre for Economic Performance, London, UK.

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Abstract

This paper revisits one of the rare success stories in global environmental cooperation: the Montreal Protocol and the phase-out of ozone-depleting substances. I show that the protocol increased science and innovation on alternatives to ozone-depleting substances and argue that agreements can indeed be useful to solving global public goods problems. This contrasts with game-theoretical predictions that agreements occur only when costs to the players are low, and with the often-heard narrative that substitutes were readily available. I reconcile theory and empirics by discussing the role of induced innovation in models of environmental agreements.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: https://cep.lse.ac.uk/_new/publications/discussion...
Additional Information: © 2023 The Author(s)
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
JEL classification: O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development > O30 - General
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q55 - Technological Innovation
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2024 12:57
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2024 13:00
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/121317

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