Do Voluntary Pollution Reduction Programs (VPRs) Spur Innovation in Environmental Technology

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Carrion-Flores, Carmen E.; Innes, Robert; Sam, Abdoul G.;
  • Subject: Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies,

In the context of the EPA's 33/50 program, we study whether a VPR can prompt firms to develop new environmental technologies that yield future emission reduction benefits. Because pollutant reductions generally require costly reformulations of products and/or production... View more
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