Innovation of Energy Technologies: the role of taxes

Preprint OPEN
Copenhagen Economics (2011)
  • Subject: European Union, taxation, innovation, environment
    • jel: jel:L29 | jel:H25 | jel:H24
    acm: ComputingMilieux_GENERAL | ComputingMilieux_LEGALASPECTSOFCOMPUTING

The study deals with the links between energy taxation and innovation and presents also new empirical evidence on the impact of energy taxes on patenting activities related to energy technologies. The study suggests that while taxation is a very effective driver of innovation, it can be usefully complemented with other public policy tools, such as public research grants and other technology policies.
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