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Environmental Regulations and Innovation in Advanced Automobile Technologies

Perspectives from Germany, India, China and Brazil

Authors: Bharadwaj, Ashish

  • Delineates the impact of stringency of environmental regulations on innovation in four countries: a technology pioneer (Germany) and three technologically proficient developing countries (India, China and Brazil)
  • Explains how environmental regulations in the automotive sectors of major economies have evolved, and how they differ from one another
  • Relates the regulatory stringency with innovation, measured on the basis of patents and drawing on patent data and interviews with industry representatives
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The book examines innovation in environment-friendly technologies in the automobile industry. The focus of the book are Germany (a technology leader in the global automobile industry), on the one hand, and India, China and Brazil (technologically proficient emerging technology leaders) on the other hand. Patents have been used as a metric to measure and understand innovation. The book traces the evolution of regulatory standards in the automobile industry, relies on a unique patent dataset, and draws on a number of interviews conducted with regulators and engineers to get a better picture of how environmental policies and standards, including emission norms and fuel requirements, have developed overtime and now the industry has responded. The book’s core argument is that technological innovation is what has driven the industry in the past 125 years, but, at the same time, the industry has created problems and faced controversies with regard to its path dependency on carbon-intensive technologies. As a result, we have witnessed growing role of environmental regulators in ensuring that the growth path of the automobile industry, a powerhouse of growth of several economies, is aligned with the larger goals of addressing climate change and energy concerns. Against the backdrop of the emergence of Brazil, China and India in the global economy, the book focuses on the developments in these three countries, and draws parallels with Germany, which benefited from first mover advantage in technology and a substantial head-start in implementing cogent environmental policies. A standardized International Patent Classification (IPC) system has been used to, first, construct an index of regulatory stringency, based on regulations that came about between 1985 and 2010; and second, construct a unique cross-country weighted patent dataset for technologies invented in the past two and a half decades.

About the authors

Dr. Ashish Bharadwaj is Assistant Professor at the Jindal Global Law School (JGLS), O.P. Jindal Global University and Co-Director of Jindal Initiative on Research in IP & Competition (JIRICO)—a think-tank focused on frontline research on issues at the interface of high technology innovation, patents and competition. He is Assistant Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property & Technology Law, and the founding Editor of the Law & Policy Brief. He writes extensively on the role of technology and innovation in shaping societies, licenising of standard essential patents, national IPR and innovation policies. He is an affiliated faculty at the Center for Intellectual Property Research, Maurer School of Law, Indiana University (Bloomington), USA and a visiting associate professor at the Institute for Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University (Tokyo). He holds a Ph.D. from the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Munich); European Master in Law and Economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands), University of Hamburg (Germany) and University of Manchester (U.K.); Master in Economic Sciences from Madras School of Economics, Anna University; and a B.A. Honors in Economics from Delhi University.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Evolution of the Global Automobile Industry

    Bharadwaj, Ashish

    Pages 1-9

  • Changing Dynamics of the Industry

    Bharadwaj, Ashish

    Pages 11-21

  • Environment, Health, and New Technologies

    Bharadwaj, Ashish

    Pages 23-30

  • Role of State and Regulatory Instruments

    Bharadwaj, Ashish

    Pages 31-49

  • Where Do Brazil, India, and China Stand?

    Bharadwaj, Ashish

    Pages 51-68

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eBook $39.99
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Softcover $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-6951-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Regulations and Innovation in Advanced Automobile Technologies
Book Subtitle
Perspectives from Germany, India, China and Brazil
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Economics
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-6952-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-6952-9
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-6951-2
Series ISSN
2191-5504
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 106
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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