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Green Skills

Davide Consoli (), Giovanni Marin (), David Popp and Francesco Vona
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David Popp: Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Francesco Vona: Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques

No 21116, Sciences Po publications from 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.

Keywords: Green technology; Green skill; Environmental Regulation and Green Skills (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J24 Q52 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015-04
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