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Effects of environmental policy on the type of innovation: The case of automotive emission-control technologies

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  • Ivan Hascic

    (OECD)

  • Frans de Vries
  • Nick Johnstone
  • Neelakshi Medhi

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This article uses patent data to assess policy factors (domestic and international) for patenting activity in automotive emission control technologies. Particular attention is paid to the role of different policy types and fuel prices on both post-combustion and integrated abatement technologies. The results confirm that fuel prices have played a role in the development of integrated strategies, while regulatory standards have been more important with respect to post-combustion technologies. In addition, ‘integrated’ abatement strategies are more closely linked to general determinants of innovation than is the case for post-combustion technologies. This has implications for the design of policies which encourage innovations with both private and public benefits.

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Article provided by OECD Publishing in its journal OECD Journal: Economic Studies.

Volume (Year): 2009 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 1-18

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Handle: RePEc:oec:ecokac:5ksnswkwzzf4

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  1. Philippe Aghion & Antoine Dechezleprêtre & David Hemous & Ralf Martin & John Van Reenen, 2012. "Carbon Taxes, Path Dependency and Directed Technical Change: Evidence from the Auto Industry," Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment Working Papers 102, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.
  2. Franckx, Laurent, 2014. "Regulatory emission limits for mobile sources and the Porter hypothesis: a survey of the literature," MPRA Paper 56448, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Richard Perkins & Eric Neumayer, 2012. "Does the ‘California effect’ operate across borders? trading- and investing-up in automobile emission standards," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 42097, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
  4. Antoine Dechezleprêtre & Richard Perkins & Eric Neumayer, 2012. "Regulatory distance and the transfer of new environmentally sound technologies: evidence from the automobile sector," Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment Working Papers 73, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.

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