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March 12, 2021

Brown Bag Seminar Industrial Economics

What Drives Green Capabilities? Evidence from German Firm-level Data


March 12, 2021
10:30 - 11:30


Online seminar via Cisco Webex


Nils Handler, DIW Berlin

Germany is leading in green competitiveness of its product exports. Deploying the green economic complexity methodology using German AFiD firm-level micro data, this study seeks to analyze explanatory variables for this trend such as green R&D subsidies and subnational density of related green technologies in the light of path dependencies in firms accumulation of green capabilities. It hereby seeks to provide empirical evidence to inform the debate on green innovation, sectoral clusters and green growth. This is early-stage research in its conceptual stage and thus welcoming suggestions and feedback.


This is an online seminar using Cisco Webex. You will receive the login data with the invitation to the talk.


Nils Handler, DIW Berlin