Researchers from TRANSrisk partner Institute for Structural Research (IBS) participated at the 16th Edition of the Warsaw International Economic Meeting (WIEM 2017) which was held on 4th - 6th of July, in Warsaw, Poland.
The workshop is an ideal opportunity to exchange experience between researchers and to stimulate cooperation between young economists from Poland and abroad. It is organised annually by the Faculty of Economic Sciences (the University of Warsaw) in cooperation with CenEA - Center for Economic Analysis.
More particularly, Jan Witajewski-Baltvilks from IBS presented his article entitled "Green Innovation and Economic Growth in a North-South Model", coauthored with Carolyn Fischer from Resources for the Future. The paper demonstrates that a switch from developing dirty (e.g. CO2-intensive) technologies in one region could induce a similar switch in all other regions of the world . Consequently, a unilateral policy of one region can lead to the decarbonisation of the global economy. The argument is built on the formal analytical general equilibrium model which is based on the framework of Directed Technological Change by Daron Acemoglu (MIT).
Moreover, Jan Witajewski-Baltvilks took part in a panel discussion entitled "Innovation performance of Polish economy" in which he presented the results of research about green technologies for Polish energy sector.
The programme and the respective presentations are available below.
More information can be found here.
Visit the relevant page of the IBS website here.
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