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2024/01: Issue brief: Making jobs out of the energy transition: Evidence from the French energy efficiency obligations scheme

Vast amounts are being invested in the energy transition worldwide, with optimistic expectations of economic growth and green job creation. Yet, we crucially lack ex-post validations of the multiplier effects widely used to quantify new green jobs. Focusing on the French Energy Efficiency Obligations scheme, this paper provides the first ex-post estimate of the employment effect of a large energy-retrofit investment program. We exploit a discontinuity in the provision of subsidies and use a novel synthetic control method on disaggregated data to estimate regional-level employment effects. We estimate that the scheme created 1.4 jobs per million euros invested.

Call for Application – PhD SCHOLARSHIPS –ECONOMICS 2024

We offer three PhD Scholarships for 3 years (with possible extension for one more year), starting during the 2024-2025 academic year. We are looking for students who aim at enrolling on the PhD program in Economics (University of Barcelona). The candidates must have a Master in Economics completed by summer 2024 and apply to the…

Call for Applications – PhD SCHOLARSHIP –ENERGY ECONOMICS 2024

We offer a PhD Scholarship for 3 years (with possible extension for one more year), starting during the 2024-2025 academic year. We are looking for students who aim at enrolling on the PhD program in Economics (University of Barcelona). The candidates must have a Master in Economics completed by summer 2024 and apply to the…

FORO FISCAL 3.1.: Sistema fiscal y competitividad empresarial: ¿existe el círculo virtuoso?

10 de abril de 2024 – 9h a 14h. – Foment del Treball Nacional

SEMINAR: Juan F. Vargas (University of Turin) – «Fear to Vote: Explosions, Salience, and Elections»

March 19, 2024 – 14.30h – Sala de Recepcions

SEMINAR: Rainald Borck (University of Potsdam) – «Is working from home good for the environment?»

April 16, 2024 – 14.30h – Room 1038