Number of full-time-equivalents needed for additional production of Green Goods
This calculator determines the size and type of required work force required to reach the user defined additional value creation in final goods.
Input desired additional value creation in final goods for one or more product categories (in thousands of EUR).
Additional Value Creation
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Required work force: 0 full-time-equivalents, so as to reach the additional value creation in final goods depicted along four work force dimensions: industry, occupation, education subject, education level.
and Green Transformation Opportunities
Required Work Force Calculator
The social consensus reached in the face of the global climate catastrophe to decarbonize the economy is undisputed. Austria's goal of climate neutrality by 2040 needs ambitious decarbonization of current production methods in established industries on the one hand, but on the other hand also requires promoting new, green technologies and products. Ambitious roadmaps and a faster transition to a climate-neutral economy are key to establishing market leadership in green technologies. In this project, we identify which green products that are currently not significantly produced represent a special opportunity for Austria to establish itself in the future.
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Potential Green Products in Austria
In the theory of economic complexity, each country has capabilities that allow it to produce different products. These capabilities include, for example, the physical conditions of the country, a skilled workforce, a stable legal system, and the available technology landscape. Based on the recognition that some products require similar and some require completely different technological and societal conditions, a so-called "product space" can be created.
It has been empirically proven that the product space can predict the future development of a country's product portfolio, for example market entry or growth in certain goods. Based on the proximity to currently produced goods we can evaluate the potential to manufacture a currently not produced commodity. Commodities that are produced in Austria in 2021 are marked as filled circles, commodities that are not produced, but have high potential are marked as half-circles, and products with low potential are shown as empty circles. Based on a set of databases we identified green products, they are marked with an additional black outline.
The nodes in the product space are goods, and the distances between the goods in the product space represent the similarity of the underlying technologies or their prerequisites. For example, pants and shirts are very close to each other, but far from more technologically sophisticated products such as computer chips.
Besides exploring the Product Space, this dashboard allows the user to assess the additional demand to the work force, if Austria starts producing Green Products. The user can configure an scenario by clicking the "add to work force calculator" button in the product profile card, or by searching for the desired product(s) in the work force calculator. The work force calculator gives an estimate how many workers will be needed in which industries, which occupations they will work in, and what field and level of education they will have.