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Green Skills

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  • Davide Consoli

    (CSIV-UPV - INGENIO (CSIC-UPV) (Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Management) - UPV - Universitat Politècnica de València)

  • Giovanni Marin

    (Università degli Studi di Urbino 'Carlo Bo')

  • David Popp
  • Francesco Vona

    (OFCE - Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques (Sciences Po) - Sciences Po - Sciences Po)

Abstract

The catchword ‘green skills' has been common parlance in policy circles for a while, yet there is little systematic empirical research to guide public intervention for meeting the demand for skills that will be needed to operate and develop green technology. The present paper proposes a data-driven methodology to identify green skills and to gauge the ways in which the demand for these competences responds to environmental regulation. Accordingly, we find that green skills are high-level analytical and technical now-how related to the design, production, management and monitoring of technology. The empirical analysis reveals that environmental regulation triggers technological and organizational changes that increase the demand for hard technical, engineering and scientific skills. Our analysis suggests also that this is not just a compositional change in skill demand due to job losses in sectors highly exposed to trade and regulation.

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  • Davide Consoli & Giovanni Marin & David Popp & Francesco Vona, 2015. "Green Skills," SciencePo Working papers Main hal-03470171, HAL.
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    Green technology; Green skill; Environmental Regulation and Green Skills;
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    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • Q52 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Pollution Control Adoption and Costs; Distributional Effects; Employment Effects

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