HAL will be down for maintenance from Friday, June 10 at 4pm through Monday, June 13 at 9am. More information
Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Preprints, Working Papers, ...

Anatomy of Green Specialization: Evidence from EU Production Data, 1995-2015: Evidence from EU Production Data, 1995-2015

Abstract : We study green specialization across EU countries and detailed 4-digit industrial sectors over the period of 1995-2015 by harmonizing product-level data (PRODCOM). We propose a new list of green goods that refines lists proposed by international organizations by excluding goods with double usages. Our exploratory analysis reveals important structural properties of green specialization. First, green production is highly concentrated, with 13 out of 119 4-digit industries accounting for 95% of the total. Second, green and polluting productions do not occur in the same sectors, and countries tend to specialize in either green or brown sectors. This suggests that the distributional effect of European environmental policies can be large. Third, green specialization is highlypath dependent, but it is also reinforced by the presence of non-green capabilities within the same sector. This helps explain why economies with better engineering and technical capabilities have built a comparative advantage in green production.
Complete list of metadata

https://hal-sciencespo.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-03403070
Contributor : Spire Sciences Po Institutional Repository Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 8:53:19 AM
Last modification on : Monday, March 21, 2022 - 2:48:22 PM
Long-term archiving on: : Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 6:42:24 PM

File

2020-bontadini-anatomy-of-gree...
Publisher files allowed on an open archive

Identifiers

Collections

Citation

Filippo Bontadini, Francesco Vona. Anatomy of Green Specialization: Evidence from EU Production Data, 1995-2015: Evidence from EU Production Data, 1995-2015. 2020. ⟨hal-03403070⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

2

Files downloads

8