Auteurs Centres de recherche Disciplines et Collections Projets
Français English
 
 

Environmental policies, product market regulation and innovation in renewable energy

 

Notice

Type:   Working paper
 
Titre:   Environmental policies, product market regulation and innovation in renewable energy
 
Auteur(s):   Nesta, Lionel (1970-...) - Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques (Auteur)
Vona, Francesco (1977-...) - Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques (Auteur)
Nicolli, Francesco - Facoltà di Economia (Faculty of Economics) (Auteur)
 
Date de publication:   2012-10
 
Éditeur:   OFCE
 
Collection:   Document de travail  :  2012-25
 
Mots-clés:   [fr] renewable energy technology, patents, environmental policies, product market regulation, policy complementarity
 
JEL:   Q55,  Q58,  Q42,  Q48,  O34
 
Résumé:   [en] We investigate the effectiveness of policies in favor of innovation in renewable energy under different levels of competition. Using information regarding renewable energy policies, product market regulation and high-quality green patents for OECD countries since the late 1970s, we develop a pre-sample mean count-data econometric specification that also accounts for the endogeneity of policies. We found that renewable energy policies are significantly more effective in fostering green innovation in countries with deregulated energy markets. We also found that public support for renewable energy is crucial only in the generation of high-quality green patents, whereas competition enhances the generation of green patents irrespective of their quality.
 
 

Fichiers

Version Format Fichier Taille
Version de l'éditeur wp2012-25.pdf 0,45 MB