All pages with keywords: international policy diffusion

Do international factors influence the passage of climate change legislation?

Do international factors influence the passage of climate change legislation?

a research article by Sam Fankhauser, Caterina Gennaioli, Murray Collins 29 January, 2015

The number of climate change laws in major economies has grown from less than 40 in 1997 to almost 500 at the end of 2013. The passage of these laws is influenced by both domestic and international factors. This paper reviews the main international factors, drawing on a powerful new dataset of climate legislation in 66 national jurisdictions. We find that the propensity to legislate on climate change is heavily influenced by the passage of similar laws elsewhere, suggesting a strong and so far under-appreciated role for international policy diffusion. read more »


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

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

a research article by Antoine Dechezleprêtre 24 July, 2014

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 »


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

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

a working paper by Antoine Dechezleprêtre, Matthieu Glachant 1 April, 2011

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 »