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Regional diversification and green employment in US Metropolitan Areas

Nicolò Barbieri () and Davide Consoli
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Davide Consoli ()

No 1727, Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography (PEEG) from Utrecht University, Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Group Economic Geography

Abstract: This paper analyses whether and to what extent regional diversification enables or thwarts green employment in US Metropolitan Areas (MAs) between 2006 and 2014. The recent debate on related and unrelated variety provides the conceptual frame for our study. The main findings are two. First, unrelated diversification is a positive and significant predictor of green employment growth. Second, this effect differs across occupational categories: while unrelated variety at industry level favours the growth of mid- to low-skill green jobs, unrelated variety at occupational level favours high- to mid-skill green jobs. Overall, local related diversification has very little impact.

Keywords: Green employment; Variety; Diversifications (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2017-10, Revised 2017-10
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