Green Technological Diversification: The Role of International Linkages in Leader and Follower Countries


Monday, December 5, 2022, 10:15am to 11:30am


Zoom (registration information below)

The Growth Lab Research Seminar series is a weekly seminar that brings together researchers from across the academic spectrum who share an interest in growth and development.

Speaker: Andrea Morrison, Associate Professor of Applied Economics at the Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Pavia
Abstract: To achieve a more environmentally sustainable economy, countries must diversify their innovation efforts towards green technologies. Technological diversification is understood as a path-dependent process constrained by endogenous (local) capabilities. In this context, the increasing global connectivity and the internationalization of innovative activity makes the role of external knowledge linkages more and more relevant.  This paper investigates the process of green technological diversification in 49 countries over a 40-year time span, aiming at unveiling the role of external linkages, as proxied by co-inventor collaborations. Results show that international co-inventor linkages among countries with complementary capabilities support green diversification. On the other hand, the existence of linkages per se facilitates does not affect diversification.
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About the speaker: Andrea Morrison is currently Associate Professor of Applied Economics at the Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Pavia and Adjunct Professor of Innovation and Sustainability at the Department of Management and Technology, Bocconi University. He is also research fellow at ICRIOS Bocconi University. He holds a M.A in Development Economics from the University of Sussex and a Ph.D. in Economic Development, Institutions and Sustainability from the University of Roma Tre. His research interests lie in the areas of evolutionary economics, innovation studies and economic geography. He has investigated extensively topics like system of innovation, industrial clusters and knowledge networks, global value chain, green innovation, high skilled migration.