Representing induced technological change in models for climate policy analysis
by Sue Wing, I.
Energy Economics, 28(5-6): 539-562, 2006
Induced technological change (ITC), whereby the relative price effects of reducing greenhouse gas emissions stimulate innovation that mitigates the cost of abatement, is both tantalizing to decision makers and challenging to represent in the computational economic and engineering models used to analyze climate change policy. This overview reconciles the divergent views of technology and technological change within different types of models, elucidates the theoretical underpinnings of ITC, introduces the reader to the techniques of their practical implementation, and evaluates the implications for models' results.
© 2006 Elsevier
Full article available here: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eneco.2006.05.009