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Environmental policy and renewable energy equipment exports: an empirical analysis

  • This thesis iestigates the connection between eironmental regulation, technological innovation, and export competitiveness in renewable energy equipment based on a large sample of 225 developed and developing countries from 1990 to 2012. The empirical analysis yields strong supporting evidence for the narrowly strong Porter Hypothesis as well as for the lead market theory. The results suggest that eironmental regulation drives innovation and export volumes in solar- and wind-power-related goods. This is particularly the case for well-crafted (i.e. market-based, output-oriented, and clear) instruments such as carbon trading regimes. Moreover, the data show that early adopters of renewable energy support policies benefit most.

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Document Type:Doctoral Thesis
Author:Henning Diederich
Chairs and Professorships:Chair of Macroeconomics
Year of Completion:2016
Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler, 2016 ISBN 978-3-658-13557-7 eISBN 978-3-658-13558-4 Leipzig, HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Dissertation, 2016 (Schriften zum europäischen Management)