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International knowledge diffusion and its impact on the cost-effective clean-up of the Baltic Sea

Elofsson, Katarina (2014). International knowledge diffusion and its impact on the cost-effective clean-up of the Baltic Sea. Uppsala: (NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet. Working paper series / Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Economics ; 2014:06
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This paper analyzes the implications of international knowledge diffusion for the costs of Baltic-wide policy to reduce nutrient emissions to the Baltic Sea. In particular, the impact on the distribution of abatement and costs over time and space is investigated, and the relative importance of knowledge spillovers between countries and nutrient spillovers between marine basins is examined. Using a spatial and dynamic cost-effectiveness model over the Baltic Sea drainage basin, it is shown that theoretically, the presence of knowledge spillovers could imply that abatement can be cost-effective even if the cost is comparatively high and the impact on water quality is zero. The empirical simulations show that a more likely outcome is that higher knowledge dispersal leads to a further concentration of abatement to countries with large, low-cost abatement opportunities.

Authors/Creators:Elofsson, Katarina
Title:International knowledge diffusion and its impact on the cost-effective clean-up of the Baltic Sea
Series/Journal:Working paper series / Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Economics (1401-4068)
Year of publishing :2014
Number:2014:06
Number of Pages:45
Place of Publication:Uppsala
Publisher:Department of Economics, Swedish University og Agricultural Sciences
ISSN:1401-4068
Language:English
Publication Type:Report
Article category:Other scientific
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:T Pollution > T01 Pollution
X Agricola extesions > X70 Economics and management
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 502 Economics and Business > Economics
Agrovoc terms:baltic sea, eutrophication, sea pollution, nitrogen, phosphorus, cost analysis
Keywords:knowledge spillovers, learning-by-doing, Baltic Sea, nitrogen, phosphorus, cost-effectiveness
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-2102
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-2102
ID Code:11500
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:09 Sep 2014 14:19
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 11:08

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