The 6th FAERE Green Innovation Workshop


Taking place in Paris, France from Monday, December 5th to Tuesday, December 6th, 2016, the 6th thematic workshop on Green Innovation is jointly organized by MINES Paristech, the interdisplinary institue on innovation (i3), and the French Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (FAERE). The objective is to provide a platform for discussion on the economic analysis of green innovation and technology diffusion. The sessions will include both theoretical and empirical papers in clean technology innovation from a discussion on policy instruments and incentives for promoting innovation to intellectual property measures, behavioral considerations, technological adoption and global transfer mechanisms. 


The venue for the workshop will be: MINES Paristech, 60 Boulevard Saint Michel, 75006 Paris (RER B Luxembourg)






Monday, December 5th


1:30pm - 2:00pm    Registration


1:45pm - 2:00pm    Welcome address


2:00pm - 4:15pm    Session 1 Innovation and policy


Do tax incentives for research increase firm innovation? An RD Design for R&D

Presented by: Antoine Dechezleprêtre (London School of Economics)

Co-authors: Elias Eliniö, Ralf Martin, Kieu-Trang Nguyen, and John van Reenen


Prizing Innovation: Do Competition Grants Help Start-ups Succeed?

Presented by: Geoffrey Barrows (CNRS - École Polytechnique)


The incentives to North-South transfer of climate-mitigation technologies with mobile firms

Presented by: Jean Philippe Nicolai (ETHZ, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich)

Co-author: Julie Ing


4:15pm - 4:45pm    Coffee Break 

4:45pm - 6:15pm    Session 2  Intellectual Property 


Measuring Innovation with Patent Data: an Application to Low Carbon Energy Technologies

Presented by: Clément Bonnet (University of Paris Ouest) 


The Impact of Intellectual Property on the International Transfer of Climate- Mitigation Technologies

Presented by: Damien Dussaux (London School of Economics) 

Co-authors: Antoine Dechezleprêtre and Matthieu Glachant


7:30pm -     Dinner at La Bastide Odeon, 7 rue Corneille, 75006 Paris 


Tuesday, December 6th 


9:00am - 11:15am    Session 3  Technological Adoption


Projection Bias in Solar Electricity Markets

Presented by: Stefan Lamp (Toulouse School of Economics)


Green Technology Adoption and the Business Cycle

Presented by: Jean-Marc Bourgeon (INRA and École Polytechnique)

Co-author: Margot Hovsepian


Green Car Adoption and the Supply of Alternative Fuels

Presented by: Giulia Pavan (Toulouse School of Economics)


11:15am - 11:45am    Coffee Break


11:45am - 12:45pm    Policy Round Table


Dominique Bureau (Head of the Economic Council for Sustainable Development and President of the Green Economy Committee)


Jean-Guillaume Peladan (Head of Environmental Investments & Research, Sycomore Asset Management)


Florent Le Strat (Climate Policies and Carbon Markets Expert, EDF)

Why a Dynamic Adjustment of MSR Could Provide Better Incentives For Low Carbon Technologies?


Moderator: Matthieu Glachant (MINES ParisTech)



12:45pm - 2:00pm      Lunch Buffet


2:00pm - 3:30pm        Session 4  Macroeconomic Issues


Creative Destruction vs Destructive Destruction? A Schumpeterian Approach for Adaptation and Mitigation

Presented by: Can Askan Mavi (Université Paris 1, Sorbonne)


Climate, Technological Change and Economic Growth

Presented by: George Adu (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology)

Co-author: Paul Alagidede


3:30pm - 4:00pm    Coffee Break  [Location TBA]


4:00pm - 5:30pm    Session 5 Other issues


Optimal subsidy for low carbon investment under adverse selection

Presented by: Jean-Pierre Ponssard (École Polytechnique)

Co-author: Guy Meunier


Technology transfers in the context of climate policy: A network-based approach and insights on wind energy diffusion

Presented by: Solmaria Halleck Vega (Paris School of Economics and University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

Co-author: Antoine Mandel


5:30pm -      Conference conclusion 


The FAERE Green Innovation Workshop - MINES ParisTech


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