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dc.contributor.authorMichaelis, Peteren_US
dc.contributor.authorDietz, Jürgenen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-29T15:08:57Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-29T15:08:57Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/22786-
dc.description.abstractConventional analysis of the economics of environmental policy usuallyclaims that emission taxes induce a stronger incentive for an improvement in pollutionabatement technologies compared to emission standards. In contrast, recent empiricalstudies reveal that there is no systematic relationship between improvements in pollutionabatement technologies and the policy instrument chosen. The present paper tries toclarify this contradiction. In the first step the paper shows that the conventional modelof innovation in pollution control under different policy regimes is deficient in at leasttwo ways: It neglects policy impacts on the firms? output level and it assumes a ratherunrealistic type of emission standard. In the second step the paper presents a moreelaborated model which tries to overcome these shortcomings. Using this model it isshown that the impact on innovation in pollution control caused by taxes and standardsstrongly depends on the scale of technical progress as well as on the cost structure of thefirm under consideration such that there is no unique ranking of the two policies. Finally,the paper discusses the policy implications of these findings.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aVolkswirtschaftliche Diskussionsreihe / Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre der Universität Augsburg |x263en_US
dc.subject.jelH23en_US
dc.subject.jelQ55en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordEmission Standardsen_US
dc.subject.keywordEmission Taxesen_US
dc.subject.keywordIncentives to Innovateen_US
dc.subject.stwUmweltauflageen_US
dc.subject.stwÖkosteueren_US
dc.subject.stwUmweltabgabeen_US
dc.subject.stwUmwelttechniken_US
dc.subject.stwInnovationen_US
dc.subject.stwÖkonomischer Anreizen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.titleIncentives for Innovation in Pollution Control : Emission Standards Revisiteden_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn38761379Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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