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Sustainability and competitiveness in evolutionary perspectives: Environmental innovations, structural change and economic dynamics in the EU

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In this study we investigate the EU’s economic, environmental and innovation performances from a sector-based perspective. We correlate the various sectors’ performances, taking into account the role of changing specialization. In addition, we examine environmental sector performance related factors through a shift-share decomposition analysis.

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  • Gilli, M. & Mazzanti, M. & Nicolli, F., 2013. "Sustainability and competitiveness in evolutionary perspectives: Environmental innovations, structural change and economic dynamics in the EU," Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), Elsevier, vol. 45(C), pages 204-215.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:soceco:v:45:y:2013:i:c:p:204-215
    DOI: 10.1016/j.socec.2013.05.008
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    Environmental innovation; Economic performance; Decomposition; Meso economics;
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    JEL classification:

    • Q53 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Air Pollution; Water Pollution; Noise; Hazardous Waste; Solid Waste; Recycling
    • Q55 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environmental Economics: Technological Innovation

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