Dr Antoine Dechezleprêtre

Senior Research Fellow

Antoine joined the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment in October 2009.

Background

Antoine holds a PhD from Ecole des Mines de Paris, France. He was previously a Post Doctoral Researcher at the Grantham Research Institute.

Research interests

  • Climate change policy and innovation;
  • International diffusion of low-carbon/climate change mitigation technologies, in particular to emerging countries.

2013

Research article  12 October, 2013

Who will win the green race? In search of environmental competitiveness and innovation

Fankhauser, Samuel, Bowen, Alex, Calel, Raphael, Dechezlepretre, Antoine, Grover, David, Rydge, James and Sato, Misato (2013) Who will win the green race? In search of environmental competitiveness and innovation. Global … read more »

Working paper  1 October, 2013

Knowledge spillovers from clean and dirty technologies: a patent citation analysis

How much should governments subsidize the development of new clean technologies? We use patent citation data to investigate the relative intensity of knowledge spillovers in clean … read more »

Research article  21 July, 2013

Does foreign environmental policy influence domestic innovation? Evidence from the wind industry

This paper analyses the relative influence of domestic and foreign demand-pull policies in wind power across OECD countries on the rate of innovation in this technology. We use annual … read more »

Working paper  1 March, 2013

Fast-tracking “green” patent applications: an empirical analysis

This paper presents the first empirical analysis of programmes to fast-track ‘green’ patent applications in place in seven Intellectual Property offices around the world. We find … read more »

2012

Working paper  1 December, 2012

Carbon taxes, path dependency and directed technical change: evidence from the auto industry

Can directed technical change be used to combat climate change? We construct new firm-level panel data on auto industry innovation distinguishing between “dirty” (internal combustion engine) … read more »

Working paper  1 November, 2012

Who will win the green race? In search of environmental competitiveness and innovation

As the world considers greener forms of economic growth, countries and sectors are beginning to position themselves for the emerging green economy. This paper combines patent … read more »

Working paper  1 March, 2012

Environmental policy and directed technological change: evidence from the European carbon market

This paper was updated in February 2013 This paper investigates the impact of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS)on technological change. We exploit installations-level inclusion … read more »

Research article  20 February, 2012

What drives the international transfer of climate change mitigation technologies? Empirical evidence from patent data

Technology transfer plays a key role in global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In this paper, we characterize the factors that promote or hinder the international diffusion of climate-friendly technologies using detailed patent data from 96 countries for the period 1995–2007. read more »

Working paper  1 February, 2012

Environmental regulation and the cross-border diffusion of new technology: evidence from automobile patents

This article examines the impact of environmental regulation within countries, as well as regulatory distance between countries on international technology transfer. read more »

2011

Research article  16 June, 2011

Invention and transfer of climate change–mitigation technologies: a global analysis

This article uses the European Patent Office Worldwide Patent Statistical Database to examine the geographic distribution and global diffusion of inventions in thirteen climate-mitigation technologies since 1978. read more »

Working paper  1 April, 2011

Does foreign environmental policy influence domestic innovation? Evidence from the wind industry

This paper examines the relative influence of domestic and foreign renewable energy policies on innovation activity in wind power, using patent data from OECD countries from … read more »

2010

Working paper  4 February, 2010

Invention and transfer of climate change mitigation technologies on a global scale: a study drawing on patent data

Our paper uses the EPO/OECD World Patent Statistical Database(PATSTAT) to provide a quantitative description of the geographic distribution of inventions in thirteen climate mitigation technologies since 1978 and their international diffusion on a global scale. read more »

2009

Working paper  1 December, 2009

What drives the international transfer of climate change mitigation technologies? Empirical evidence from patent data

Using patent data from 66 countries for the 1990–2003 period, we characterise the factors that promote or hinder the international diffusion of climate-friendly technologies on a global scale read more »

Research article  18 March, 2009

Invention and transfer of climate change mitigation technologies on a global scale: A study drawing on patent data. Report for AFD (French Development Agency)

Accelerating the development of less GHG intensive technologies and promoting their global diffusion—in particular in fast-growing emerging economies—is imperative in achieving the transition to a low-carbon economy. read more »

Research article  18 February, 2009

Technology transfer by CDM projects: a comparison of Brazil, China, India and Mexico.

In a companion paper [Dechezleprêtre, A., Glachant, M., Ménière, Y., 2008. The Clean Development Mechanism and the international diffusion of technologies: An empirical study, Energy Policy 36, 1273–1283], we … read more »

2008

Research article  17 March, 2008

The Clean Development Mechanism and the international diffusion of technologies: an empirical study

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is expected to stimulate the North–South transfer of climate-friendly technologies. This paper provides an assessment of the technology transfers that take place through the CDM using a data set of 644 registered projects. read more »

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Policy paper  6 February, 2014

Staying with the leaders: Europe's path to a successful low-carbon economy

Neuhoff, K., Acworth, W., Dechezleprêtre, A., Dröge, S., Sartor, O., Sato, M., Schleicher, S., and Schopp, A. 2014. Climate Strategies. Berlin, Germany and London, UK.

2013

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Policy paper  1 November, 2013

Climate change policies and the UK business sector: overview, impacts and suggestions for reform

The UK has a complex system of energy taxes which affect the business sector. Overlaps between taxes mean that carbon prices are uneven across sectors and fuels, and … read more »

2010

Policy paper  10 April, 2010

Low-carbon innovation in the UK: evidence from patent data

UK policy makers increasingly see new technologies related to the mitigation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as a potential source of income growth for the UK economy. In this study, … read more »

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2013

Commentary  1 June, 2013

Fast-tracking green patent applications

Promoting environmentally-friendly innovation has become a key priority in national and international environmental policy. Intellectual property (IP) regimes, particularly patent laws, are perhaps the most important of the regulatory vehicles … read more »

Announcement  1 March, 2013

Fast-tracking green patent applications: an empirical analysis

Programmes to fast-track green patent applications accelerate the diffusion of green technologies, according to a new study by Research Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute, Antoine Dechezleprêtre. Since 2009, a number … read more »

Commentary  21 February, 2013

Has the EU ETS induced low-carbon innovation?

The EU ETS is the main instrument of European climate policy, and many policymakers envisage it as a driving force of the EU’s transition to a low-carbon economy. By putting … read more »

2012

Commentary  3 July, 2012

Wind power: a model of successful public policy?

Wind energy has been developing very quickly in the past years. Installation of wind turbines grew at an annual average rate of 30% between 2000 and 2009 and global installed … read more »

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