EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Cournot competition and “green” innovation: An inverted-U relationship

Luca Lambertini (), Joanna Poyago-Theotoky and Alessandro Tampieri ()

Energy Economics, 2017, vol. 68, issue C, 116-123

Abstract: We examine the relationship between competition and innovation in an industry where production is polluting and R&D has the aim to reduce emissions (“green” innovation). We present an n-firm oligopoly where firms compete in quantities and decide their investment in “green” R&D. We analyse the case where the emission tax is set endogenously by a committed regulator and uncover an inverted-U relationship between innovation and competition that is mainly driven by the presence of R&D spillovers.

Keywords: “Green” R&D; R&D spillovers; Emission taxation; Precommitted regulator; Cournot oligopoly (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q55 Q56 O30 L13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations View citations in EconPapers (3) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140988317303250
Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

Related works:
Working Paper: Cournot Competition and "Green" Innovation: An Inverted-U Relationship (2015) Downloads
Working Paper: Cournot Competition and "Green" Innovation: An Inverted-U Relationship (2015) Downloads
Working Paper: Cournot Competition and “Green” Innovation: An Inverted-U Relationship (2014) Downloads
Working Paper: Cournot Competition and "Green" Innovation: An Inverted-U Relationship (2014) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:eee:eneeco:v:68:y:2017:i:c:p:116-123

Access Statistics for this article

Energy Economics is currently edited by R. S. J. Tol, Beng Ang, Lance Bachmeier, Perry Sadorsky, Ugur Soytas and J. P. Weyant

More articles in Energy Economics from Elsevier
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Dana Niculescu ().

 
Page updated 2018-11-14
Handle: RePEc:eee:eneeco:v:68:y:2017:i:c:p:116-123