Publications of the Research Unit Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics

  1. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Climate Change Affectedness and Innovation in German Firms

    Eco-innovations are crucial for the mitigation of climate change effects. It is therefore important to know if the existing climate change regulations and carbon pricing are appropriate and sufficient to trigger…

  2. Refereed Journal // 2022

    Does Green Public Procurement Trigger Environmental Innovations?

    Green public procurement has gained high political priority and is argued to be an effective demand-side policy to trigger environmental innovations. Its implementation usually takes the form of environmental…

  3. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Using Big Data for Generating Firm-Level Innovation Indicators – A Literature Review

    Obtaining indicators on innovation activities of firms has been a challenge in economic research for a long time. The most frequently used indicators - R&D expenditure and patents - provide an incomplete picture…

  4. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Greenwashing in the US Metal Industry? A Novel Approach Combining SO2 Concentrations From Satellite Data, a Plant-Level Firm Database and Web Text Mining

    This Discussion Paper deals with the issue of greenwashing, i.e. the false portrayal of companies as environmentally friendly. The analysis focuses on the US metal industry, which is a major emission source of…

  5. ZEW Discussion Paper // 2022

    Artificial Intelligence and Firm-Level Productivity

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is often regarded as the next general-purpose technology with a rapid, penetrating, and far-reaching use over a broad number of industrial sectors. A main feature of new…