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Napolitano, Lorenzo, Sbardella, Angelica, Consoli, Davide, Barbieri, Nicolò and Perruchas, François (2022) 'Green innovation and income inequality: A complex system analysis.' Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, 63. pp. 224-240.

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Abstract

The objective of this paper is to analyse the relationship between income inequality and environmental innovation. To this end, we use the Economic Fitness and Complexity algorithm to compute an index of green inventive capacity in a panel of 57 countries over the period 1970-2010. The empirical analysis reveals that, on average, inequality is detrimental to countries' capacity to develop complex green technologies. Using non-parametric methods we further articulate this general finding and uncover interesting non-linearities in the relationship between innovation and inequality. [Abstract copyright: © 2022 The Author(s).]

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Environmental innovation, Economic fitness and complexity, Income inequality
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Finance & Management
ISSN: 0954349X
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1016/j.strueco.2022.09.007
SWORD Depositor: JISC Publications Router
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2023 11:32
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/38522

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