Thursday, January 12, 2012


IWS Documented News Service
Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor----------------------
Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau


Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP)


Green Growth: Addressing the Knowledge Gaps [12-13 January 2012]

inaugural conference for the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) held in Mexico City.



Below are the contributed papers, including a handful whose authors will not be able to present at the conference. These are working papers and are not to be cited with the expressed consent of the authors.

This section will be updated before and after the conference to include finalized papers, presentation slides and outcome documents. 

Note: Some participants have reported problems downloading the papers using Google Chrome.

Download the conference program (pdf)

Downlaod the speaker/moderator bios (pdf)


Plenary 1: Framing the debate

Heal, Geoffrey et al (link)

Smulders, Sjak and Withagen, Cees (pdf) (slides)



Parallel 1a: Welfare measurement + performance metrics

Hamilton, Kirk (slides)

Schreyer, Paul (slides)

Ekins, Paul (slides)

Sheng, Fulai (talking points)


Parallel 1b: Infrastructure and urban development 

Gomez-Ibañez, Jose - will not be presented (pdf)

Schäfer, Andreas (pdf) (slides)



Plenary 2: Green growth and trade

Copeland, Brian (pdf) (slides)

de Melo, Jaime (pdf - updated 07 Jan), (slides)

Karp, Larry and Megan Stevenson (pdf) (slides)

Porto, Guido - will not be presented (pdf)



Plenary 3: Green growth, technology, and innovation

Popp, David (pdf) (slides)

Stavins, Robert (slides) - see also background paper (link)

Johnstone, Nick (slides)


Additional background paper: Dutz, Mark A. and Siddharth Sharma (link)



Plenary 4: Green employment and poverty

Bowen, Alex (pdf) (slides)

Dercon, Stefan - will not be presented (pdf)

Harrington, Winston, Richard Morgenstern, and Daniel Velez-Lopez (pdf) (slides)

Swaim, Paul (slides)

Sanchez, Ana (slides)


Parallel 2a: Natural resource management

Barbier, Edward (slides), background paper (pdf - updated 11 Jan)

Vincent, Jeffrey (pdf) (slides)


Parallel 2b: Behavioral economics and green growth

Kunreuther, Howard, and Erwann Michel-Kerjan (pdf) (slides)

Weber, Elke U. and Eric J. Johnson (pdf) (slides) - updated 11 Jan


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