Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/229703
Authors: 
Grubb, Michael
Lange, Rutger-Jan
Cerkez, Nicolas
Salas, Pablo
Mercure, Jean-Francois
Sognnaes, Ida
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper No. TI 2020-083/VI
Abstract: 
Induced innovation and associated issues of path dependence and inertia are of critical importance in the transition to a carbon free economy. We develop a model that, instead of modeling these processes themselves, models the implications of these characteristics and in the process allows us to shed a more nuanced light on this transition phase, an often neglected task. The resulting policy recommendations emphasize the advantages of immediate action and show under what conditions optimal policy might differ from one sector to another. The model thus generates important and policy-relevant insights while seriously considering transition dynamics.
Subjects: 
abatement
DICE
energy economics
inertia
innovation
path dependence
transition
JEL: 
C61
O30
Q30
Q42
Q43
Q54
Q58
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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