Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/66110
Authors: 
Hübler, Michael
Baumstark, Lavinia
Leimbach, Marian
Edenhofer, Ottmar
Bauer, Nico
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
ZEW Discussion Papers 12-054
Abstract: 
We introduce endogenous directed technical change into numerical integrated climate and development policy assessment. We distinguish expenditures on innovation (R&D) and imitation (international technology spillovers) and consider the role of capital investment in creating and implementing new technologies. Our main contribution is to calibrate and numerically solve the model and to examine the model's sensitivity. As an application, we assess a carbon budget-based climate policy and vary the beginning of energy-saving technology transfer. Accordingly, China is a main beneficiary of early technology transfer. Herein, our results highlight the importance of timely international technology transfer for efficiently meeting global emission targets. Most of the consumption gains from endogenous growth are captured in the baseline. Moreover, mitigation costs turn out to be insensitive to changes in most of the parameters of endogenous growth. A higher effectivity of energy-specific relative to labor-specific expenditures on innovation and imitation reduces mitigation costs, though.
Subjects: 
endogenous growth
directed technical change
technology transfer
integrated assessment
carbon budget
China
JEL: 
O11
O30
O44
O47
Q32
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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