Impact of Renewable Energy Technology on the Economic Growth of the USA
This paper analyzes the contributions and effects of technological innovation on the US economy. Two effects on multifactor productivity are studied: the effect of the R&D investment and the effect of the R&D investment in renewable energy technologies. A cointegration analysis is used in order to understand the dynamic relationship among variables in the short and long run. A model is built based on GPT theoretical assumptions and uses a data of 33 years of the US economy. The conclusions show that technological innovation positively affects the US economy in the long run. In addition, the R&D investment in renewable energy technology impacts the economy in the short and long run. Thus, renewable energy technologies will play an important role in the future economy. Copyright Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2012
Volume (Year): 3 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
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