Earlier this year, SERI researchers Andrea Stocker, Stefanie Gerold and Fritz Hinterberger in cooperation with bio by Deloitte conducted a scoping study for the European Commission, DG Environment titled “The interaction of resource and labour productivity”.
“Increasing labour productivity has been the main strategy to allow for further economic growth and competitiveness. Recently, resource productivity has gained importance. This scoping study provides a literature overview showing how resource productivity affects labour productivity and employment. It presents the historical trends of labour and resource productivity and their main determinants. It provides theoretical considerations and recommendations on how to better integrate resource productivity into economic models and economic policy making, as well as further research questions.”
To find the study in full as well as an executive summary and scientific background report go here.