The course aims at discussing some important public policy issues related to environment and innovation.
The course focuses on the market failures related to the environment, the principal ways by which the public sector attempts to deal with them (with a focus on the environmental taxation) and the relation between environment, innovation and globalisation.
- Taxation, Innovation and the Environment
- The Porter Hypothesis
- Externalities: Empirical measurement and public sector remedies
- Empirical evidence of Pigouvian taxation
- Environmental Taxes and Environmental fiscal reforms
- The distributional effects of environmental policy
- The Marginal cost of public funds in the EU: the case of labour versus green taxes
- Inequality, globalisation, and technological changes: the case of Apple.
The final assessment consists in a written examination (1hour and 15 minutes) divided in two parts.
The first part consists of 15 closed questions (true\false; right answer 1 point; wrong answer -0.25 point; no answer 0 point). The second part consists of 3 open questions (max 5 point each).
The reading material is listed in the first slide of each lecture and uploaded, as pdf files, on the e-learning Platform.
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