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Replication data for: The Environment and Directed Technical Change

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  • Acemoglu, Daron
  • Aghion, Philippe
  • Bursztyn, Leonardo
  • Hemous, David
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  • Abstract

    This paper introduces endogenous and directed technical change in a growth model with environmental constraints. The final good is produced from "dirty" and "clean" inputs. We show that: (i) when inputs are sufficiently substitutable, sustainable growth can be achieved with temporary taxes/subsidies that redirect innovation toward clean inputs; (ii) optimal policy involves both "carbon taxes" and research subsidies, avoiding excessive use of carbon taxes; (iii) delay in intervention is costly, as it later necessitates a longer transition phase with slow growth; and (iv) use of an exhaustible resource in dirty input production helps the switch to clean innovation under laissez-faire. (JEL O33, O44, Q30, Q54, Q56, Q58)
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    DOI: 10.1257/aer.102.1.131 (Text)
  • Acemoglu, Daron, Philippe Aghion, Leonardo Bursztyn, and David Hemous. “The Environment and Directed Technical Change.” American Economic Review 102, no. 1 (February 2012): 131–66.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.102.1.131 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-11

Acemoglu, Daron; Aghion, Philippe; Bursztyn, Leonardo; Hemous, David (2012): Replication data for: The Environment and Directed Technical Change. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.