Introduction: Evolutionary methodologies for analyzing environmental innovations and the implications for environmental policy
Introduction to a double-sized special issue of Technological Forecasting and Social Change, which provides an overview of evolutionary approaches to environmental innovation, with a focus on formal modeling.
The authors distinguish three parts in this issue:
- Methodological discussions on evolutionary environmental economics
- Evolutionary economic models and environmental policy
- Empirical approaches on innovation systems.
The editors present evolutionary economics as a systematic analytical framework for environmental innovation, providing policymakers with an alternative perspective on environmental policy, emphasizing issues like the dynamic welfare effects of policy, the dangers of technological lock-in, co-evolutionary perspectives on technical change, consumer preferences and long-term transition policy. Both the modeling and the empirical contributions in this special issue reflect the versatility of an evolutionary approach in addressing social, economic and political mechanisms that apply in the specific setting of an environmental problem.
|Author(s)||Frenken K; Faber A|
|Publication||Technol Forecast Soc Change (Article in Press, Corrected Proof)|