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The structural shift to green services

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  • Emanuele Campiglio

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    (Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics)

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In this paper I investigate the role of an increasingly demanded class of green services, characterised by having strong roots in local communities, high human labour intensity, flat labour productivity growth and a low impact on the environment. In order to do so, I build an endogenous growth model with a progressive manufacturing sector and a stagnant service sector. Productivity growth in the former sector is driven by the presence of a public stock of capital, representing infrastructure. The progressive sector also generates a negative externality on an open-access renewable resource that enters the households welfare function. I thus study the long-run behaviour of the economy and present a numerical example to analyse the transition during which structural change takes place. Results show the possibility of a conflict between growth and welfare by investigating the effects of a change in some relevant policy and technological parameters.

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Paper provided by University of Pavia, Department of Economics and Management in its series DEM Working Papers Series with number 033.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2013
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Handle: RePEc:pav:demwpp:033

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  1. Bartolini, Stefano & Bonatti, Luigi, 2002. "Environmental and social degradation as the engine of economic growth," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 43(1), pages 1-16, November.
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