Erdogdu, Erkan (2013): Implications of liberalization policies on government support to R&D: lessons from electricity markets. Published in: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews , Vol. 17, No. 1 (January 2013): pp. 110-118.
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Since the early 1980s, electricity industry reforms have been initiated in more than half of the countries in the world. Among the primary targets of these reform schemes, there has been an increase in efficiency of the sector; and it is implicitly assumed that government support to energy technology R&D will progress in line with the reform process as the former is required to sustain improved efficiency in the middle and long run. The paper reviews the relation between reform process in electricity markets and government support to energy R&D. Using panel data from 27 countries covering the period from 1974 to 2008, this study aims at finding out to what extent the expected correlation between reform process and government support to energy R&D has in practice been materialized so far. The findings suggest that, contrary to expectations, the progress toward electricity market reform is associated with reduced government support to a variety of energy R&D activities, which threatens sustainable efficiency improvements in the power industry.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Implications of liberalization policies on government support to R&D: lessons from electricity markets|
|English Title:||Implications of liberalization policies on government support to R&D: lessons from electricity markets|
|Keywords:||Economics of Regulation and Liberalization; Research and Development; Government Policy; Electricity Industry; Panel Data Modeling|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights > O38 - Government Policy
L - Industrial Organization > L5 - Regulation and Industrial Policy > L51 - Economics of Regulation
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q4 - Energy > Q48 - Government Policy
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O13 - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Energy; Environment; Other Primary Products
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights > O32 - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
|Depositing User:||Erkan Erdogdu|
|Date Deposited:||23. Oct 2012 17:13|
|Last Modified:||20. Feb 2013 20:25|
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