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Green Economy as a Labor Productivity Factor in the Manufacturing Industry of European Union Countries

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  • Vladislav N. Rutskiy

    (Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk 660041, Russian Federation)

  • Maria V. Osipenko

    (Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk 660041, Russian Federation)

Abstract

These days many countries declare saving natural resources and reducing anthropogenic pressure on the environment as being among their national priorities. They place importance on sustainable development and the transition to a green economy model. However, the problem of assessing the effectiveness of the green economy and the competitiveness of related technologies is still open to debate. The paper examines approaches to measuring the green economy and presents an empirical analysis of the relationship between labor productivity in the manufacturing industry and green economy factors for a number of European Union countries, characterized by high performance in the global rankings of the green economy. Studying approaches to the identification and measurement of the green economy, the authors identify trends in the realization of a new environmentally sustainable development model in the countries of the European Union and the dynamics of key indicators of the green economy. The paper develops an empirical correlation and regression model that defines, along with other factors, the influence of green economy factors on labor productivity in manufacturing. An assessment of the model specification based on panel data from the manufacturing industries of seven European countries shows a significant positive effect of investment in equipment and plant for pollution control on labor productivity in the industry. The results indicate the relevance of further studies, in particular, the possible attractiveness of private investment in the formation of a green economy in various sectors of the economy in both developed and developing countries.

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  • Vladislav N. Rutskiy & Maria V. Osipenko, 2020. "Green Economy as a Labor Productivity Factor in the Manufacturing Industry of European Union Countries," Finansovyj žhurnal — Financial Journal, Financial Research Institute, Moscow 127006, Russia, issue 4, pages 69-84, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:fru:finjrn:200405:p:69-84
    DOI: 10.31107/2075-1990-2020-4-69-84
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    Keywords

    green economy; labor productivity; sustainable development; government support; investments in green technology; empirical model; industrial data;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • O44 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Environment and Growth
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models

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