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Motivated science and green innovation

Scientists create innovation. Is this because they are paid to do it, or because they care about the outcome? Tim Besley tells Tim Phillips how motivated science drives down the cost of innovation and may accelerate the green transition.

Read more about the research behind this and download the free DP:
Besley, T and Persson, T. 2021. 'Science as Civil Society: Implications for a Green Transition'. CEPR