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Technology and the environment: an evolutionary approach to sustainable technological change

Javier Carrillo ()
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Javier Carrillo: Instituto de Empresa

Working Papers Economia from Instituto de Empresa, Area of Economic Environment

Abstract: (WP 02/04 Clave pdf) The results of our model show that it would be advisable to undertake policies expressly aimed at the process of sustainable technological change in a way that is complementary to the conventional equilibrium oriented environmental policies. In short, the main objectives of this paper are to understand more fully the dynamics of the process of technological change, its role in sustainable development, and to assess the implications of this dynamic approach to techno-environmental policy. To achieve these goals we have developed an agent based model, using distributed artificial intelligence concepts drawn from the general methodology of social simulation.

Keywords: Agent-based models; Evolutionary models; Lock-in; Standardization; Technology difussion; Sustainability (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 52 pages
Date: 2004-01
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cmp, nep-ene, nep-env, nep-ict, nep-ino and nep-tid
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