Research Assistant: Jules-Daniel Wurlod
Partners: Dr Roger Smeets (Rutgers Business School, Newark, USA)
Keywords: innovation, technological change, diffusion, multinationals, industrial policy, clean technology
Funding Organisations: European Commission - Marie Curie Actions (Intra-European Fellowship)
The project aims to study the role of multinational firms to conduct green R&D activities in developing countries. The project has three main objectives:
1) to study the extent and motives of multinational firms to conduct green R&D activities abroad;
2) to explore the impact of green technology transfers by multinationals on the environmental performance of developing countries;
3) to draw policy implications on the role of multinationals for green technology transfers and global emission reductions.
The project combines theoretical analysis with econometric estimations using firm-level data on green patents.
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