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Date and Location

March 6, 2024
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET
Wex 434 A/b

Contact

781-654-1839
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​​Speaker: Bessie Noll, Doctoral Researcher at ETH Zürich 

In this seminar, Bessie will walk through the motivation, methods, and results of her research as well expand on the question of why certain technologies learn faster than others using innovation and technology complexity theory as explanatory factors. The presentation will conclude with thoughts on how this work may impact or inform larger climate models. 

Location: HYBRID W-434 A.B. HKS (Harvard Community) / Zoom 

Whether attending in person or virtually, please register in advance.

About the 
Speaker: Bessie Noll is a Post Doctoral researcher with the Energy and Technology Policy Group (EPG) at ETH Zürich. 
Paper Abstract:

To address global sustainability challenges, (public) policy interventions are needed to induce or accelerate technological change. While most policy interventions occur on the local level, their innovation effects can spill over to other jurisdictions, potentially having global impact. These spillovers can increase or reduce the incentive for interventions. Lacking to date are computational models that capture these spillover dynamics. In this study, we devise a conceptual and methodological approach to quantify ex ante the effects of local demand-side interventions on global competition between incumbent and novel technologies. We apply these frameworks to the case of commercial road-freight, assessing global spillover effects due to different demand-pull interventions and shocks.

The presentation will walk through the motivation, methods, and results of this study, and as well expand on the question of why certain technologies learn faster than others using innovation and technology complexity theory as explanatory factors. The presentation will conclude with thoughts on how this work may impact or inform larger climate models.

Speakers and Presenters

​Speaker: Bessie Noll is a Post Doctoral researcher with the Energy and Technology Policy Group (EPG) at ETH Zürich. 

Organizer

Additional Organizers

​Growth Lab