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Technology and the environment: an evolutionary approach to sustainable technological change

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  • JAVIER CARRILLO

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    (Instituto de Empresa)

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(WP 02/04 Clave pdf) The results of our model show that it would be advisable to undertake policies expressly aimed at the process of sustainable technological change in a way that is complementary to the conventional equilibrium oriented environmental policies. In short, the main objectives of this paper are to understand more fully the dynamics of the process of technological change, its role in sustainable development, and to assess the implications of this dynamic approach to techno-environmental policy. To achieve these goals we have developed an agent based model, using distributed artificial intelligence concepts drawn from the general methodology of social simulation.

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Paper provided by Instituto de Empresa, Area of Economic Environment in its series Working Papers Economia with number wp04-02.

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Length: 52 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2004
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Handle: RePEc:emp:wpaper:wp04-02

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Keywords: Agent-based models; Evolutionary models; Lock-in ; Standardization; Technology difussion; Sustainability;

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Cited by:
  1. Totti Könnölä & Gregory C. Unruh & Javier Carrillo- Hermosilla, 2005. "IE WP 23/04 Prospective Voluntary Agreements to Escape Carbon Lock-in," Others 0509005, EconWPA.
  2. Javier Carrillo, 2004. "Prospective voluntary agreements to escape carbon lock-in," Working Papers Economia wp04-23, Instituto de Empresa, Area of Economic Environment.
  3. Konnola, Totti & Unruh, Gregory C. & Carrillo-Hermosilla, Javier, 2006. "Prospective voluntary agreements for escaping techno-institutional lock-in," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 57(2), pages 239-252, May.

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