Seminar

Seminar: A paler shade of green: Environmental policy under induced technical change

Dinsdag 11 september 2018 geeft Sjak Smulders (UvT) een presentatie getiteld: "A paler shade of green: Environmental policy under induced technical change"

Datum
11 september 2018
Tijd
13:00 - 14:00
Locatie
CPB-kantoor, Bezuidenhoutseweg 30, Den Haag (Vergaderzaal 3 - Braamzaal)
Presentatie
Sjak Smulders (UvT)
Discussant
Esther Mot (CPB)
Voertaal
English

Conventional wisdom argues that environmental policy is less costly if it induces the development of cleaner technologies. In contrast to this argument, we show that once the second-best nature of actual economies is taken into account, the cost of environmental policy may well be larger with induced technical change (ITC) than without. Thus, ITC may lower both the emissions reductions and the welfare gains associated with environmental policy. In an endogenous policy framework, ITC may reduce the desired stringency of the policy.

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