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Main Title Empirical Test of Economic Model for Innovation in the Chemical Industry.
CORP Author Meta Systems, Inc., Cambridge, MA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pesticides and Toxic Substances.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA-68-01-6674; EPA/560/4-85/002;
Stock Number PB85-205607
Additional Subjects Chemical industry ; Economical analysis ; Mathematical models ; Waste disposal ; Regulations ; Tables(Data) ; Assessments ; Toxicology ; Patents ; Trends ; Forecasting ; Toxic substance control act ; Innovations
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NTIS  PB85-205607 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/21/1988
Collation 191p
Abstract
The object of this report was to develop a model describing the innovation process in the chemical industry. The model developed provides a means of measuring and analyzing the impacts on innovation of various regulations. Of particular interest is the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), which many critics argue has had a detrimental impact on innovation in the Chemical industry. First, a model of the innovation process is developed. This model contains three equations, which are also estimated using available data. The model works well explaining a great deal about the innovation process. Second, an attempt was made to analyze the impacts of TSCA. The data needed to complete a complete analysis of TSCA.