The effect of public procurement on environmental innovation

Gaétan de Rassenfosse (EPFL), Claudia Pellegrin (EPFL) & Emilio Raiteri (EPFL), “The effect of public procurement on environmental innovation: evidence from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act”

The objective of this paper is to investigate the effect of public procurement on environmental innovation, which is measured in terms of environmental patents. The relationship between public procurement and environmental innovation is still scarcely explored. This paper aims at filling this gap by analyzing the evidence from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (2009), which funded a large amount of federal procurement contracts.