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Incorporating different endogenous learning formulations in MERGE

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  • Olivier Bahn, Socrates Kypreos
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    This paper presents the implementation of endogenous technological change, following either a one-factor or a two-factor learning curve, in the MERGE model. We have indeed developed a new version of this model, called MERGE-ETL, to analyse the dynamics of endogenous technological learning (ETL) in the energy system. This paper describes first the basic formulation of MERGE-ETL, then the solving techniques used for this model, and presents finally some numerical results in the context of policies designed to mitigate a global climate change.

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    Article provided by Inderscience Enterprises Ltd in its journal Int. J. of Global Energy Issues.

    Volume (Year): 19 (2003)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 333-358

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    Handle: RePEc:ids:ijgeni:v:19:y:2003:i:4:p:333-358

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    Keywords: carbon control policies; endogenous technological change; MERGE; optimisation techniques.;

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    1. Yeh, Sonia & Rubin, Edward S., 2012. "A review of uncertainties in technology experience curves," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 34(3), pages 762-771.
    2. Gillingham, Kenneth T. & Newell, Richard G. & Pizer, William A., 2007. "Modeling Endogenous Technological Change for Climate Policy Analysis," Discussion Papers dp-07-14, Resources For the Future.
    3. Shafiei, Ehsan & Saboohi, Yadollah & Ghofrani, Mohammad B., 2009. "Impact of innovation programs on development of energy system: Case of Iranian electricity-supply system," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 37(6), pages 2221-2230, June.
    4. Clarke, Leon & Weyant, John & Birky, Alicia, 2006. "On the sources of technological change: Assessing the evidence," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 28(5-6), pages 579-595, November.
    5. Clarke, Leon & Weyant, John & Edmonds, Jae, 2008. "On the sources of technological change: What do the models assume," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 30(2), pages 409-424, March.
    6. Shafiei, Ehsan & Saboohi, Yadollah & Ghofrani, Mohammad B., 2009. "Optimal policy of energy innovation in developing countries: Development of solar PV in Iran," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 37(3), pages 1116-1127, March.

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