Modelling Strategy and Net Employment Effects of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency: A Meta-Regression

Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 2019-044/VII

17 Pages Posted: 26 Jun 2019

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Spyridon Stavropoulos

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organization (EHERO)

Martijn Burger

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organization (EHERO)

Date Written: June 21, 2019

Abstract

By conducting a meta-analysis of the empirical literature on the net employment effects of renewable energy, we explore the extent to which the reported net employment effects are driven by the applied methodology. We find that the reported conclusions on net employment effects are to a large extent driven by the methodology that is applied, where computable general equilibrium (CGE) and I/O methods that include induced effects and studies that consider only the near future in their study period (up to 2020) are generally less optimistic about net employment creation in the wake of the energy transition. In addition, we found that policy reports have a greater tendency to report a positive net employment effect than academic studies.

Keywords: renewable energy, net employment, meta-analysis, circular economy

JEL Classification: J21, P18, Q42

Suggested Citation

Stavropoulos, Spyridon and Burger, Martijn, Modelling Strategy and Net Employment Effects of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency: A Meta-Regression (June 21, 2019). Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 2019-044/VII, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3408118 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3408118

Spyridon Stavropoulos

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organization (EHERO) ( email )

P.O. Box 1738
Rotterdam, 3000
Netherlands

Martijn Burger (Contact Author)

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus Happiness Economics Research Organization (EHERO) ( email )

P.O. Box 1738
Rotterdam, 3000
Netherlands

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