The Harmonization of Technical Barriers to Trade, Innovation and Export Behavior: Theory with an application to EU Environmental Data.

Mantovani, Andrea ; Vancauteren, Mark (2003) The Harmonization of Technical Barriers to Trade, Innovation and Export Behavior: Theory with an application to EU Environmental Data. DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsacta/619.
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Abstract

A key feature of the EU harmonization of technical barriers to trade (TBT’s) is that exporting firms may entail a compliance costs. This paper provides theoretical and empirical work. In a simple Cournot duopoly with trade, we pursue the idea that process R&D has a positive spillover effect (with different intensities) in lowering the compliance cost and investigate the impact of an R&D subsidy. Using a self-constructed database, which specifically identifies sectors where the EU has sought to introduce harmonized environmental regulations, we find evidence that support this prediction of the theory.

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Mantovani, Andrea
Vancauteren, Mark
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Harmonization R&D Subsidy Environmental Regulations Enlargement.
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17 Jun 2004
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17 Feb 2016 13:58
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