Environmental regulation and green skills: An empirical exploration

Francesco Vona, Giovanni Marin, Davide Consoli, David C Popp

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Abstract

This paper provides new evidence on the workplace skills most relevant in the transition toward environmentally sustainable economies. Using a novel data driven methodology, we identify two main sets of green skills, namely, engineering skills for the design and production of technology, and managerial skills for implementing and monitoring environmental organizational practices. Exploiting exogenous geographical variation in regulatory stringency, we also evaluate the effect of environmental regulation on the demand of green skills for a panel of U Smetropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas over the period 2006–14.Themain finding is that while these changes in environmental regulation have no impact on overall employment, they create significant, if modest, gaps in the demand for some green skills, especially those related to technical and engineering work tasks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)713-753
Number of pages41
JournalJournal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2018

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Keywords

  • Environmental regulation
  • Green skills
  • Task model
  • Workforce composition

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  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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Environmental regulation and green skills : An empirical exploration. / Vona, Francesco; Marin, Giovanni; Consoli, Davide; Popp, David C.

In: Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Vol. 5, No. 4, 01.10.2018, p. 713-753.

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