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Europe’s alternative: a Green Industrial Policy for sustainability and convergence


  • Lucchese, Matteo
  • Pianta, Mario


Europe is facing the twin challenges of addressing climate change and reducing the centre-periphery divergence. The ‘European Green Deal’ of the EU Commission includes larger climate change objectives, but with the same amount of EU resources and no clear vision on how to achieve aims. The lack of action for greater cohesion and convergence in economic performances is contributing to wider disparities within Europe, in particular with the countries and regions of Southern Europe. These challenges could be jointly understood as a need for deep changes in Europe’s production systems, making them carbon-neutral and distributing more evenly economic activities in Europe’s territory. A Green Industrial Policy for Europe could be the appropriate frame for developing a combined set of policies addressing such challenges.

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  • Lucchese, Matteo & Pianta, Mario, 2020. "Europe’s alternative: a Green Industrial Policy for sustainability and convergence," MPRA Paper 98705, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:98705

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    1. Matteo Lucchese & Mario Pianta, 2020. "The Coming Coronavirus Crisis: What Can We Learn?," Intereconomics: Review of European Economic Policy, Springer;ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics;Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), vol. 55(2), pages 98-104, March.
    2. Andrea Coveri & Claudio Cozza & Leopoldo Nascia & Antonello Zanfei, 2020. "Supply chain contagion and the role of industrial policy," Economia e Politica Industriale: Journal of Industrial and Business Economics, Springer;Associazione Amici di Economia e Politica Industriale, vol. 47(3), pages 467-482, September.
    3. Andrea Coveri & Claudio Cozza & Leopoldo Nascia & Antonello Zanfei, 0. "Supply chain contagion and the role of industrial policy," Economia e Politica Industriale: Journal of Industrial and Business Economics, Springer;Associazione Amici di Economia e Politica Industriale, vol. 0, pages 1-16.

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    Europe; green industrial policy; economic convergence;

    JEL classification:

    • L52 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Industrial Policy; Sectoral Planning Methods
    • O25 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Industrial Policy
    • P48 - Economic Systems - - Other Economic Systems - - - Political Economy; Legal Institutions; Property Rights; Natural Resources; Energy; Environment; Regional Studies

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