All pages with keywords: Switzerland

Social interactions and the adoption of solar PV: evidence from cultural borders

Social interactions and the adoption of solar PV: evidence from cultural borders

a working paper by Stefano Carattini, Martin Péclat, Andrea Baranzini 5 November, 2018

This paper investigates the role of ‘social spillovers’ in the adoption of new technologies. The authors find that the French-German language border in Switzerland acts as a barrier to social interactions and, eventually, to the adoption of new technologies – in this case solar PV. read more »


What drives social contagion in the adoption of solar photovoltaic technology?

a working paper by Andrea Baranzini, Stefano Carattini, Martin Péclat 17 July, 2017

This research finds that households, businesses and farms are more likely to install solar panels if others in their neighbourhood have already done so, and in particular if existing installations … read more »


Is taxing waste a waste of time? Evidence from a supreme court decision

a working paper by Stefano Carattini, Andrea Baranzini, Rafael Lalive 18 February, 2016

Many people are against a garbage tax even though it often works. We study how a Supreme Court decision, mandating Vaud, a region of Switzerland, to implement a tax on … read more »