University of Applied Sciences Augsburg, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professor of Economics, University of Applied Sciences Augsburg, Germany
Environmental, regional, and labor economics
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Cooperation with the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, and the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg
Professor of Economics at the University of Applied Sciences Anhalt, Bernburg (1996–2010)
PhD Economics, University of Nuremberg, 1992
“Empirical determinants of eco-innovation in European countries using the Community Innovation Survey.” Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions (2015).
“Do eco-innovations need specific regional characteristics? An econometric analysis for Germany.” Review of Regional Research 34:1 (2014): 23–38.
”Environmental innovation and employment dynamics in different technology fields: An analysis based on the German Community Innovation Survey 2009.” Journal of Cleaner Production 57 (2013): 158–165 (with K. Rennings).
“Determinants of eco-innovations by type of environmental impact—The role of regulatory push/pull, technology push and market pull.” Ecological Economics 78 (2012): 112–122 (with K. Rennings and C. Rammer).
“Determinants of environmental innovation—New evidence from German panel data sources.” Research Policy 37 (2008): 163–173.
Do regulation-induced environmental innovations affect employment?Jens Horbach, November 2020New environmental technologies (environmental/eco-innovations) are often regarded as potential job creators—in addition to their positive effects on the environment. Environmental regulation may induce innovations that are accompanied by positive growth and employment effects. Recent empirical analyses show that the introduction of cleaner process innovations, rather than product-based ones, may also lead to higher employment. The rationale is that cleaner technologies lead to cost savings, which helps to improve firms’ competitiveness, thereby inducing positive effects on their market shares.MoreLess