Economics at your fingertips  

Environmental regulation and green skills: an empirical exploration

Francesco Vona (), Giovanni Marin (), Davide Consoli () and David Popp
Additional contact information
David Popp: Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

Sciences Po publications from Sciences Po

Abstract: We present a data-driven methodology to identify occupational skills that are relevant for environmental sustainability. We find that these green skills are mostly engineering and technical know-how related to the design, production, management and monitoring of technology. We also evaluate the effect of environmental regulation on the demand of green skills exploiting exogenous geographical variation in regulatory stringency for a panel of US metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas over the period 2006-2014. Our results suggest that, while these recent changes in environmental regulation have no impact on overall employment, they create significant gaps in the demand for some green skills, especially those related to technical and engineering skills.

Keywords: Environmental regulations; Green skills; Task model; Workforce composition (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J24 Q52 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018-10
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ene, nep-env, nep-reg and nep-tid
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (21) Track citations by RSS feed

Published in Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 2018, vol. 5, pp.713-753

Downloads: (external link) ... and-green-skills.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
Journal Article: Environmental Regulation and Green Skills: An Empirical Exploration (2018) Downloads
Working Paper: Green Skills (2015) Downloads
Working Paper: Green Skills (2015) Downloads
Working Paper: Green Skills (2015) Downloads
Working Paper: Green Skills (2015) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Sciences Po publications from Sciences Po Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Spire @ Sciences Po Library ().

Page updated 2020-11-23
Handle: RePEc:spo:wpmain:info:hdl:2441/1fkb59dcsg9alqqq6qv18jj5us