Carbon Footprints of European Manufacturing Jobs: Stylized Facts and Implications for Climate Policy

40 Pages Posted: 11 May 2020 Last revised: 9 Feb 2021

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Ulrich J. Wagner

University of Mannheim - Department of Economics

Dana Kassem

University of Mannheim - Department of Economics

Andreas Gerster

University of Mannheim

Jurate Jaraite

Vilnius University

Marit E. Klemetsen

CICERO Center for International Climate Research

Marita Laukkanen

VATT Institute for Economic Research, Finland; University of Helsinki - Department of Political and Economic Studies

Ralf Martin

Imperial College London

Jakob Roland Munch

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Mirabelle Muûls

Imperial College Business School and Grantham Institute - Climate Change and the environment; London School of Economics - Centre for Economic Performance

Laure de Preux

Imperial College Business School

Knut Einar Rosendahl

Norwegian University of Life Sciences; Statistics Norway - Research Department

Sandra Schusser

CERE

Date Written: December 14, 2020

Abstract

This paper presents first results from a new European-wide research network for evidence-based climate policy. Using administrative data on industrial firms in Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Lithuania, Norway, and Sweden, we construct harmonized measures of carbon dioxide emissions per job. We characterize the distribution of this measure and explore how it varies across countries, two-digit industries, and over time. We relate those changes to participation in the EU Emissions Trading System - Europe's flagship climate policy instrument since 2005.

Keywords: carbon dioxide emissions, manufacturing, climate policy, employment

JEL Classification: Q54, H23

Suggested Citation

Wagner, Ulrich J. and Kassem, Dana and Gerster, Andreas and Jaraite, Jurate and Klemetsen, Marit E. and Laukkanen, Marita and Martin, Ralf and Munch, Jakob Roland and Muûls, Mirabelle and de Preux, Laure and Rosendahl, Knut Einar and Schusser, Sandra, Carbon Footprints of European Manufacturing Jobs: Stylized Facts and Implications for Climate Policy (December 14, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3577550 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3577550

Ulrich J. Wagner (Contact Author)

University of Mannheim - Department of Economics ( email )

D-68131 Mannheim
Germany

Dana Kassem

University of Mannheim - Department of Economics

D-68131 Mannheim
Germany

Andreas Gerster

University of Mannheim ( email )

L7, 3-5
Mannheim, 68131
Germany

Jurate Jaraite

Vilnius University ( email )

Lithuania

Marit E. Klemetsen

CICERO Center for International Climate Research ( email )

Gaustadalléen 21, 0349 OSLO
OSLO, OSLO 0349
Norway

Marita Laukkanen

VATT Institute for Economic Research, Finland ( email )

Arkadiankatu 7
Helsinki, FIN-00531
Finland

University of Helsinki - Department of Political and Economic Studies ( email )

P.O. Box 54
FIN-00014 Helsinki
Finland

Ralf Martin

Imperial College London ( email )

South Kensington Campus
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London, Greater London SW7 2AZ
United Kingdom

Jakob Roland Munch

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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Mirabelle Muûls

Imperial College Business School and Grantham Institute - Climate Change and the environment ( email )

South Kensington Campus
Exhibition Road
London, Greater London SW7 2AZ
United Kingdom

London School of Economics - Centre for Economic Performance ( email )

Houghton Street
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United Kingdom

Laure De Preux

Imperial College Business School ( email )

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United Kingdom

Knut Einar Rosendahl

Norwegian University of Life Sciences ( email )

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Norway
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Statistics Norway - Research Department ( email )

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Sandra Schusser

CERE ( email )

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Sweden

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