Title: Demand-pull and environmental innovations: estimating the effects of innovative public procurement
Authors: GHISETTI CLAUDIA
Citation: TECHNOLOGICAL FORECASTING vol. 125 p. 178-187
Publisher: ELSEVIER BV
Publication Year: 2017
JRC N°: JRC106971
ISSN: 0099-3964
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0040162517300872?via%3Dihub
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC106971
DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2017.07.020
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: This paper contributes to the emerging literature on the adoption of environmental innovation, by investigating the so far unexplored role of public demand in stimulating “greener” production choices. Specifically, the role of innovative public procurement in driving the adoption and diffusion of sustainable manufacturing technologies is analysed. Results, based on firm level data in 28 European countries, Switzerland and the US, are obtained through non-parametric matching techniques. Those outline the crucial role of innovative public procurement for the uptake of environmental innovations. This confirms the relevance of such policy instrument in allowing countries to achieve a decarbonized and sustainable growth path which is compatible with competitiveness goals.
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