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Ain't No Sunshine When You're Gone: Analysis of the Knowledge Flows between Successive Generations of Solar Innovations


Daniel K. N. Johnson


Colorado College - Department of Economics and Business

Jeff Moore


Colorado College - Department of Economics and Business

Kristina M. Lybecker


Colorado College - Department of Economics & Business

June 10, 2012

Colorado College Working Paper No. 2012-09

Abstract:     
This paper examines the location of innovations within solar technology, using U.S. patent citation data to trace their diffusion over time. Knowledge clustering is clearly present. We employ multivariate left-censored Tobit regression analysis to control for identifiable factors, to examine whether the distance between successive innovators has changed over time. We find the distance to be increasing slightly over time, both when considering all citations and only inter-city transfers.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 8

Keywords: Solar Technology, Patents, Knowledge Clustering, Left-censored Tobit

JEL Classification: L99, R3, L2, Q55

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Date posted: June 10, 2012  

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Johnson, Daniel K. N. and Moore, Jeff and Lybecker, Kristina M., Ain't No Sunshine When You're Gone: Analysis of the Knowledge Flows between Successive Generations of Solar Innovations (June 10, 2012). Colorado College Working Paper No. 2012-09. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2080906 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2080906

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Daniel Kent Neil Johnson (Contact Author)
Colorado College - Department of Economics and Business ( email )
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Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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Jeff Moore
Colorado College - Department of Economics and Business ( email )
14 E Cache La Poudre Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
United States
Kristina M. Lybecker
Colorado College - Department of Economics & Business ( email )
14 E Cache La Poudre Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
United States
719-389-6445 (Phone)
719-389-6927 (Fax)
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