Technological Change and the Environment

Grubler A, Nakicenovic N, & Nordhaus WD (2002). Technological Change and the Environment. Washington: Resources for the Future. ISBN 9781891853463

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Abstract

Grubler, Nakicenovic, Nordhaus, and their distinguished contributors offer a unique, single-volume overview of the most contemporary theoretical and empirical work on technological change. Beginning with a survey of existing research, they provide analysis and case studies in contexts such as medicine, agriculture, and power generation, paying particular attention to what technological change means for efficiency, productivity, and reduced environmental impacts, especially in the context of global climate change. The book includes a historical analysis of technological change, an examination of the overall direction of technological change, and general theories about the sources of change. The contributors empirically test hypotheses of induced innovation and theories of institutional innovation. They propose ways to model induced technological change and evaluate its impact, and they consider issues such as uncertainty in technology returns, technology crossover effects, and clustering.

Item Type: Book
Research Programs: Transitions to New Technologies (TNT)
Bibliographic Reference: Resources for the Future, Washington, DC, USA [2002]
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Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:14
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2016 12:25
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/6663

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