Department of Public Administration
and International Affairs
The Maxwell School
426 Eggers Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244-1020
Institutional Affiliation: Syracuse University
NBER Working Papers and Publications
|February 2014||The Learning Process and Technological Change in Wind Power: Evidence from China's CDM Wind Projects|
with David Popp: w19921
The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is a project-based carbon trade mechanism that subsidizes the users of climate-friendly technologies and encourages technology transfer. The CDM has provided financial support for a large share of Chinese wind projects since 2002. Using pooled cross-sectional data of 486 registered CDM wind projects in China from 2002 to 2009, we examine the determinants of technological change in wind power from a learning perspective. We estimate the effects of different channels of learning--learning through R&D in wind turbine manufacturing, learning from previous experience of installation, and learning through the network interaction between project developer and turbine manufacturer--on technological change, measured as reductions in projected costs or as incr...
Published: Tian Tang & David Popp, 2016. "The Learning Process and Technological Change in Wind Power: Evidence from China's CDM Wind Projects," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, vol 35(1), pages 195-222.