Economic Fitness and Complexity, technological capabilities and green opportunities
Angelica Sbardella , Enrico Fermi Research Center
The fight against climate change at an unprecedented critical phase and the transition towards a more sustainable and fairer socio-economic system is a top policy priority. The study of the multifaceted nature of such a societal transformation, wherein geographical and structural elements interact, calls for a complexity perspective. To this end, by coupling the geography of productive and technological capabilities and focusing on different sources of geographical asymmetries in facing the transition, we take an approach that cross-fertilises between sustainability studies, evolutionary economic geography, and economic complexity. This talk will provide an overview of the application of the Economic Fitness and Complexity framework to the study of the productive and technological capabilities needed by regions/countries to develop new green technologies and jumpstart the transition, focusing on the green “readiness” of national/regional knowledge bases and its relation to income inequality, on the interaction between non-green and green know-how, and the critical raw material incidence in new green technologies.
About the speaker
Angelica Sbardella is a researcher at the Enrico Fermi Research Center, where she deals with economic complexity.
She was a research fellow at the Institute of Economics of the S. Anna High School and the Institute of Complex Systems-CNR, a consultant to the European Commission, the World Bank, and the ILO.
Her interdisciplinary research work investigates labor markets, technological innovation, economic inequalities, sustainable transition, and the Italian production system. With an empirical and data-driven nature, it aims to build a bridge between economic complexity and more traditional approaches to economics.
Online meeting link:
Topic: UNU-MERIT Seminar Series with Angelica Sbardella
Time: Dec 4, 2023 12:00 PM Amsterdam
Zoom meeting link:
Meeting ID : 848 8440 9610
Passcode : 861060
Venue: Room 0.18, Boschstraat 24, Maastricht (UNU-MERIT) and Online
Date: 04 December 2023
Time: 12:00 - 13:00 CET