How green are exporters?
Sourafel Girma () and
No 1887, Kiel Working Papers from Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW)
There is a well-established theoretical and empirical literature that shows that exporters are more innovative than otherwise equivalent non-exporters. In this paper we ask whether this is also true when it comes to the effects of adopting greener production techniques. Using an instrumental variables strategy based on UK firm level data, we find robust evidence that exporters are more likely to report their innovation as having a 'high/very high' environmental effect.
Keywords: Environment and Trade; Technological Innovation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q56 Q55 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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