Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/154963
Authors: 
Dosi, Cesare
Moretto, Michele
Year of Publication: 
1999
Series/Report no.: 
Nota di Lavoro, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei 9.1999
Abstract: 
Ecolabel award schemes have become increasingly popular. Their rationale is to enable (concerned) consumers to identify "green" products. By so doing, ecolabelling should stimulate environmental innovation, and induce firms to reduce the supply of conventional (polluting) products. Our analysis however points out that the two phenomena are not necessarily correlated. Through a dynamic model of investment decisions, the paper outlines the situations under which ecolabelling could induce perverse effects (increased investment in conventional technologies) and examines whether setting quantitative restrictions on the issuing of labels could constitute an antidote.
Subjects: 
Ecolabel
Green Products
Environmental Policy
Environmental Innovation
JEL: 
Q28
O38
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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