Four teams are involved in the project:

  • ETH Zürich
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
  • Graduate Insitute of International and Development Studies (IHEID)
  • Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

The four teams focus on different perspectives of the problem and work with complementary methodologies. Combining the four teams creates the synergies to establish a strong group working on these issues in Switzerland – a Swiss Network on the Economics of Green Growth. The main topics analyzed by the teams are:

1) economic modeling of growth and diffusion (ETHZ);

2) analysis of growth and diffusion, with a focus on developed countries and innovation (LSE);

3) analysis of growth and diffusion, with a focus on transfers of technology to developing countries and adoption/adaptation (IHEID);

4) policies for enhancing both innovation and diffusion for green growth (EPFL).

Regarding the methodologies, the teams bring interesting complementarities. The ETH team focuses on the development of analytically tractable economic growth models for analyzing the conflicts inherent within growth and diffusion. The LSE and IHEID teams focus on empirical analysis of diffusionusing various dataset and econometric techniques – for developed and developing countries. EPFL will take a policy perspective, analyzing the manner in which various forms of policy might address the problems inherent in green growth.