Endogenized Technological Learning in an Energy Systems Model

Messner, S. (1997). Endogenized Technological Learning in an Energy Systems Model. IIASA Research Report (Reprint). IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RR-97-015. Reprinted from Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 7(3):291-313 [September 1997].

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Technology dynamics is endogenized into a bottom-up energy systems model. Mixed integer programming is used to incorporate into the model the non-convex relation between declining specific investment in energy technologies and overall experience or capacities installed. The initial results achieved with this approach show the importance of early investment in new technology developments. New technologies will not become cheaper irrespective of research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) decisions; they will do so only if determined RD&D policies and investment strategies enhance their development.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Report (Reprint))
Research Programs: Environmentally Compatible Energy Strategies (ECS)
Bibliographic Reference: Reprinted from Journal of Evolutionary Economics; 7(3):291-313 [September 1997]
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:09
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:16
URI: https://pure.iiasa.ac.at/5296

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