Marin, Giovanni Do Eco-Innovations Harm Productivity Growth through Crowding Out? Results of an Extended CDM Model for Italy. EIC working paper series #3/2012 IMT Institute for Advanced Studies ISSN 2279-6894.
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This paper discusses the results for Italy of a CDM model (Crepon et al, 1998) further extended with the objective of evaluating drivers and productivity effects of environmental innovations. The particular nature of environmental innovations, especially as regards the need of government intervention to create market opportunities, is likely to affect the way through which they are pursued (innovation equation within the CDM model) and their effect on productivity (productivity equation). Here I test two main hypothesis: (i) to what extent polluting firms rely on own innovations to improve their environmental performance? (ii) do the pursue of environmental innovations reduce the likelihood of obtaining other profitable innovations (crowding out)? Results, based on administrative data (AIDA by Bureau van Dijk and patent data from PATSTAT) show that innovation efforts of polluting firms and sectors is significantly biased towards environmental innovations and that environmental innovations tend to crowd out other more profitable (at least in the short run) innovations.
|Item Type:||Working Paper (EIC working paper series)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||JEL code: L60, O30, Q55|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
|Research Area:||Economics and Institutional Change|
|Depositing User:||Ms T. Iannizzi|
|Date Deposited:||22 May 2012 13:59|
|Last Modified:||05 Jul 2012 10:09|
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