How Green are Exporters?
AbstractThere is a well-established theoretical and empirical literature that shows that exporters are more innovative than otherwise equivalent non-exporters. In this paper we ask whether this is also true when it comes to the effects of adopting greener production techniques. Using an instrumental variables strategy based on UK firm level data, we find robust evidence that exporters are more likely to report their innovation as having a ‘high/very high’ environmental effect
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Kiel Institute for the World Economy in its series Kiel Working Papers with number 1887.
Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2013
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Environment and Trade; Technological Innovation;
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- Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
- Q55 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environmental Economics: Technological Innovation
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- NEP-ALL-2013-12-29 (All new papers)
- NEP-ENV-2013-12-29 (Environmental Economics)
- NEP-INO-2013-12-29 (Innovation)
- NEP-INT-2013-12-29 (International Trade)
- NEP-RES-2013-12-29 (Resource Economics)
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