The Porter Hypothesis at 20: Can Environmental Regulation Enhance Innovation and Competitiveness? - Montréal, June 2010June 29, 2010
On June 28 in Montreal, just prior to the World Congress of Environment and Resource Economists (WCERE), Sustainable Prosperity (SP) and Resources for the Future (RFF) brought together leading global scholars in this field for a high level dialogue to compare research, share insights, and identify future policy research priorities on understanding how environmental regulation might enhance innovation and increase competitiveness. Growing interest in climate policy and the 20th anniversary of the “Porter Hypothesis” make this an opportune time to assess the state of knowledge and identify future research needs on this important question.
Sustainable Prosperity and the RFF are grateful to the Scientific Advisory Council for assistance in coordinating this event, which includes Stefan Ambec (Toulouse), Joseph Doucet (Alberta, WCERE Liaison), Carolyn Fischer (RFF), Nick Johnstone (OECD), Paul Lanoie (Montreal), Nancy Olewiler (SFU), Michael Porter (Harvard), Thomas Sterner (Gothenburg) and Marcus Wagner (Würzburg).
- Symposium Program
- Porter Hypothesis at 20: Chairs Paper
(Short background paper summarizing the international research on the Porter Hypothesis)
Powerpoint Presentations by Session:
Session 1: Effect of Environmental Regulation on Innovation
Sesssion 2: Effect of Regulatory Instrument Choice
Keynote Speaker and Policy Leaders Panel
- Link to archived webcast
(To view webcast)
Session 3: Drilling Down: Evidence from Empirical Studies on Climate and Energy
Session 4: Effect of Environmental Regulation on Productivity and Competitiveness