“Study on job creation in a post-growth economy”. Finançat per la Comissió Europea, European Parliament Greens/EFA (2015-2016).

In 2015, the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament commissioned a study on the conditions for job creation in a post-growth economy. The aim was to twofold.

Firstly, we wanted to examine the relationships between jobs, GDP and energy consumption over the years and to check how far we went with energy efficiency. Are the gains in terms of energy efficiency due to the structural changes our economies have undergone over the last years (servicization, offshoring...).

Secondly, we wanted to lay the foundations of a green macroeconomic model that would enable us to test, in a formal setting, the effectiveness and coherence of Green economic policies, to support the creation of widely attractive narratives about possible futures. The model is forward-looking and demand-driven and takes into account technological progress such as the growing spread of automation.

The model allowed us to estimate the impact of innovative measures such as working time reduction and green taxation on energy.

The final version of the study was published in December 2016.