The greener the better: job creation and environmentally friendly technological change

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Giovanni Marin
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
Viernes, 31 Enero 2014 - 12:00

This paper investigates the link between environment related innovation and job creation at firm level. Employing Italian data on 4,507 manufacturing firms, matched with patent records for the period 2001-2008, we test whether “green” innovation, measured using the number of environment related patents, has a positive effect on long run employment growth that is specific with respect to non environmental innovation. Results show a strong positive impact of “green” innovation on long run job creation, substantially bigger than the effect of other innovations. Our findings are robust to a number of additional tests including controls for cost differential between generic and “green” innovation and endogeneity.

You can take a look at the full paper here.

Lugar: 

Ciudad Politécnica de la Innovación
Edificio 8E, Acceso J, Planta 4ª (Sala Descubre. Cubo Rojo)
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia | Camino de Vera s/n

Breve CV del Ponente: 

Giovanni is an economist from CNR (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy) whose interests encompass applied econometrics, technical change and environmental economics (for further information, check out his webpage http://giovamarin.altervista.org/joomla/).
His talk will focus on a recent study that tests empirically the relation between environmental innovation and employment growth.