• 00:01    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:06    |    
  • 01:09    |    
    Background on economic growth
    • Politicians' intervention
    • Quote José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Comission
    • A case in Sweden
    • Amount of money allocated
  • 05:38    |    
    Scientific support to green jobs resulting in economic growth
    • The Porter hypothesis
    • Anecdotal evidence and research
  • 10:59    |    
    How is a green job defined?
  • 12:33    |    
    Are more green jobs sustainable?
  • 13:40    |    
    Economic theory applied to sustainable development
    • Rent-seeking in regulations
    • Successful countries: Denmark and Germany
    • Scarcity of research
  • 18:23    |    
  • 20:17    |    
    Final credits

Green Jobs and Economic Growth

New Media  | 18 de junio de 2013  | Vistas: 9

Christian Sandström reviews and shares his findings on green jobs and their relation to the economic growth. He comments on the ongoing political debate that surrounds financial increase as a consequence of these sources.

By citing examples, he illustrates the perspective of different countries that support the theory of productivity and positiveness related to green jobs. Nonetheless, he believes that there has not been scientific proof to the effectiveness of said claims and on the contrary, there are many disadvantages to these strategies and consequently, green jobs result in lower productivity and lower wages.


Christian Sandström holds a PhD in Innovation Management from Chalmers University…