Policy Design, Eco-innovation and Industrial Dynamics in an Agent-Based Model - An Illustration with the REACH Regulation

Nabila Arfaoui, Eric Brouillat, Maider Saint Jean

Abstract

The paper proposes an agent-based model to study the impact of European regulation REACH on industrial dynamics. This new regulation adopted in 2007 establishes a new philosophy in how to design environmental protection and health. For this reason, REACH appears as a privileged object of study to analyze the impact of regulation on innovation strategies of firms and the market structure. Our model focuses on the interactions between clients and suppliers in order to take into account interdependencies at the heart of vertical relationships that are upset by the new principles introduced by REACH. The main contribution of this paper is to show, through an agent-based model, how different combinations of flexible and stringent instruments designed on REACH regulation (Extended Producer Responsibility, authorization process and restrictions) create the incentives and the constraints to shape market selection and innovation.

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Arfaoui N., Brouillat E. and Saint Jean M. (2013). Policy Design, Eco-innovation and Industrial Dynamics in an Agent-Based Model - An Illustration with the REACH Regulation . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: MSCCEC, (SIMULTECH 2013) ISBN 978-989-8565-69-3, pages 517-528. DOI: 10.5220/0004623705170528


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@conference{msccec13,
author={Nabila Arfaoui and Eric Brouillat and Maider Saint Jean},
title={Policy Design, Eco-innovation and Industrial Dynamics in an Agent-Based Model - An Illustration with the REACH Regulation},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: MSCCEC, (SIMULTECH 2013)},
year={2013},
pages={517-528},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004623705170528},
isbn={978-989-8565-69-3},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications - Volume 1: MSCCEC, (SIMULTECH 2013)
TI - Policy Design, Eco-innovation and Industrial Dynamics in an Agent-Based Model - An Illustration with the REACH Regulation
SN - 978-989-8565-69-3
AU - Arfaoui N.
AU - Brouillat E.
AU - Saint Jean M.
PY - 2013
SP - 517
EP - 528
DO - 10.5220/0004623705170528