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.
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