The Role of Technological Change in Green Growth


This paper was produced for the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (www.greengrowthknowledge.org), a joint initiative of the Global Green Growth Institute, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, United Nations Environment Programme, and the World Bank, and also appears as World Bank Policy Research Working Paper #6239. I thank Michael Toman, Marianne Fay, and Stephane Hallegatte for helpful comments on an earlier draft of this paper. In addition, the discussion in this paper has also been informed by my work with various colleagues on other projects related to technological change and the environment, including Richard Newell, Adam Jaffe, Nick Johnstone and Jung Eun Kim. Their implicit contributions to this work are duly noted. Any remaining errors are solely my responsibility. Views and errors remain mine alone, and should not be attributed to the World Bank Group or its member countries. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research. NBER working papers are circulated for discussion and comment purposes. They have not been peer-reviewed or been subject to the review by the NBER Board of Directors that accompanies official NBER publications

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