Environmental Performance and Regional Innovation Spillovers

40 Pages Posted: 7 Oct 2010

See all articles by Valeria Costantini

Valeria Costantini

University of Rome III - Department of Economics

Massimiliano Mazzanti

University of Ferrara & CERIS CNR, Italy; CESAER INRA, UMR, France

Anna Montini

University of Bologna - Department of Economics; Italian National Research Council (CNR) - Centre for Economic Research on Firms and Growth (CERIS)

Date Written: October 5, 2010

Abstract

The achievement of positive environmental performance at national level could strongly depend on differences in local capabilities of both institutions and the private business sector. Environmental regulation alone is a weak instrument if the institutional and business environment cannot transform regulation strengths into opportunities. In this paper, we use the new environmental accounting matrix for polluting emissions now available for the 20 Italian Regions that covers 24 sectors and combines a shift-share approach with spatial econometric modelling. We provide evidence of the role played by internal innovation, innovation spillovers and regional policies in shaping the geographical distribution of environmental performance achievements.

Keywords: Environmental Performance, Technological Innovation, Regional Spillovers, Polluting Emissions, Italian Regions

JEL Classification: Q53, Q55, Q56, R15

Suggested Citation

Costantini, Valeria and Mazzanti, Massimiliano and Montini, Anna, Environmental Performance and Regional Innovation Spillovers (October 5, 2010). FEEM Working Paper No. 108.2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1687584 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1687584

Valeria Costantini

University of Rome III - Department of Economics ( email )

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Anna Montini

University of Bologna - Department of Economics ( email )

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