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Innovation of Energy Technologies: the role of taxes

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    The study deals with the links between energy taxation and innovation and presents also new empirical evidence on the impact of energy taxes on patenting activities related to energy technologies. The study suggests that while taxation is a very effective driver of innovation, it can be usefully complemented with other public policy tools, such as public research grants and other technology policies.

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    Paper provided by Directorate General Taxation and Customs Union, European Commission in its series Taxation Studies with number 0036.

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    Length: 85 pages
    Date of creation: Feb 2011
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    Handle: RePEc:tax:taxstu:0036

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    Keywords: European Union; taxation; innovation; environment;

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    1. Gang Liu, 2004. "Estimating Energy Demand Elasticities for OECD Countries. A Dynamic Panel Data Approach," Discussion Papers 373, Research Department of Statistics Norway.
    2. Gardes, Francois & Langlois, Simon & Richaudeau, Didier, 1996. "Cross-section versus time-series income elasticities of Canadian consumption," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 51(2), pages 169-175, May.
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