Theaimofthispaperistoinvestigatetheextenttowhichtheenvironmen- tal technological spillover effects on firms’ productivity are affected by the spatial dimension. To this end, we introduce a spatial Durbin model with additional endoge- nous variables for the energy production efficiency activity of large R&D-intensive firms located in three economic areas: the USA, Japan and Europe. To identify the technological proximity between the firms, we construct an original Mahalanobis envi- ronmental industry weight matrix, based on the construction of technological vectors for each firm, with European environmental patents distributed across more technol- ogy classes. The findings show a statistically negative impact of spatially distributed environmental spillovers on firms’ productivity in all the economic areas.

An Assessment of energy production efficiency activity: a spatial analysis

Aldieri, Luigi;Vinci, Concetto Paolo
2017-01-01

Abstract

Theaimofthispaperistoinvestigatetheextenttowhichtheenvironmen- tal technological spillover effects on firms’ productivity are affected by the spatial dimension. To this end, we introduce a spatial Durbin model with additional endoge- nous variables for the energy production efficiency activity of large R&D-intensive firms located in three economic areas: the USA, Japan and Europe. To identify the technological proximity between the firms, we construct an original Mahalanobis envi- ronmental industry weight matrix, based on the construction of technological vectors for each firm, with European environmental patents distributed across more technol- ogy classes. The findings show a statistically negative impact of spatially distributed environmental spillovers on firms’ productivity in all the economic areas.
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