BEGIN:VCALENDAR PRODID:-//Microsoft Corporation//Outlook 16.0 MIMEDIR//EN VERSION:2.0 METHOD:PUBLISH X-MS-OLK-FORCEINSPECTOROPEN:TRUE BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:Central Standard Time BEGIN:STANDARD DTSTART:16011104T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYDAY=1SU;BYMONTH=11 TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0600 END:STANDARD BEGIN:DAYLIGHT DTSTART:16010311T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYDAY=2SU;BYMONTH=3 TZOFFSETFROM:-0600 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 END:DAYLIGHT END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT CLASS:PUBLIC CREATED:20240215T215300Z DESCRIPTION:Speaker:\n \nFrank Neffke\, Team Leader\, Complexity Science Hu b Vienna\n\nTitle:\n \nOn the Right Track? Extracting Climate Change Mitig ation Pathways from Patent Data\n\nAbstract:\n \nClimate change\, the loss of biodiversity and the degradation of habitats are increasingly putting firms and policy makers under pressure to transition to a more sustainable economy. As a consequence\, so-called “green technologies” have rapid ly attracted attention. However\, these green technologies are no coherent or homogeneous field of expertise\, neither from the perspective of indiv idual workers\, nor from the perspective of the collective know-how of loc al economies. On the contrary\, different polluting (“brown”) activiti es require different mitigation solutions. In this paper\, we aim to learn "canonical green pathways" from patent data using text analysis and dimen sionality reduction techniques. We find substantial heterogeneity in these pathways. Some can be widely applied across the economy\, whereas others are limited to specific technological areas. Next\, we study how our green pathways help to understand the specific opportunities and challenges tha t firms and cities face in their own green transition.\n \nSpeaker Bio:\n ​\nFrank Neffke has be en the team leader of the Science of Cities group at the Complexity Scienc e Hub Vienna since 2021. Before joining CSH\, Frank was the research direc tor of the Growth Lab at the Harvard Kennedy School. Frank’s research fo cuses on economic transformation and growth. He has written on a variety o f topics\, such as structural transformation and new growth paths in regio nal economies\, economic complexity\, division of labor and teams\, the co nsequences of job displacement and the future of work.\n\n\nLocation:\n \n In person: Chambers Hall \ , 600 Foster Street\, Lower Level\nRemote option: https://northwestern.zoo m.us/j/93670031716 \nPasscode: NICO2024\n \nAbout the Speaker Seri es:\n \nWednesdays@NICO is a vibrant weekly seminar series focusing broadl y on the topics of complex systems and data science. It brings together at tendees ranging from graduate students to senior faculty who span all of t he schools across Northwestern\, from applied math to sociology to biology and every discipline in-between. Please visit: https://bit.ly/WedatNICO f or information on future speakers.\n \n DTEND;TZID="Central Standard Time":20240221T130000 DTSTAMP:20240215T215300Z DTSTART;TZID="Central Standard Time":20240221T120000 LAST-MODIFIED:20240215T215300Z LOCATION:In person at Chambers Hall\, or remote via Zoom PRIORITY:5 RECURRENCE-ID;TZID="Central Standard Time":20240221T120000 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY;LANGUAGE=en-us:Wed@NICO\, Frank Neffke\, 2/21 TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:040000008200E00074C5B7101A82E00800000000202005935749DA01000000000000000 010000000C542FE758110E148AB21372FB34E3B53 X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

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Frank Neffke\, Team Leader\, Compl exity Science Hub Vienna


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On the Right Track? Extracting Climate Change Mitigation Pathways from P atent Data

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Climate change\, the loss of biodiversi ty and the degradation of habitats are increasingly putting firms and poli cy makers under pressure to transition to a more sustainable economy. As a consequence\, so-called “green technologies” have rapidly attracted a ttention. However\, these green technologies are no coherent or homogeneou s field of expertise\, neither from the perspective of individual workers\ , nor from the perspective of the collective know-how of local economies. On the contrary\, different polluting (“brown”) activities require dif ferent mitigation solutions. In this paper\, we aim to learn "\;canoni cal green pathways"\; from patent data using text analysis and dimensi onality reduction techniques. We find substantial heterogeneity in these p athways. Some can be widely applied across the economy\, whereas others ar e limited to specific technological areas. Next\, we study how our green p athways help to understand the specific opportunities and challenges that firms and cities face in their own green transition.

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Speaker Bio :

Frank Neffke has been the team leader of the Science of Cit ies group at the Complexity Science Hub Vienna since 2021. Before joining CSH\, Frank was the research director of the Growth Lab at the Harvard Ken nedy School. Frank’s research focuses on economic transformation and gro wth. He has written on a variety of topics\, such as structural transforma tion and new growth paths in regional economies\, economic complexity\, di vision of labor and teams\, the consequences of job displacement and the f uture of work.

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In person: Chambers Hall\, 600 F oster Street\, Lower Level
Remote option: https: //northwestern.zoom.us/j/93670031716

Passcode: NICO2024

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About the Speaker Series:

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Wednesdays@NICO is a vibrant weekly seminar series focusing bro adly on the topics of complex systems and data science. It brings together attendees ranging from graduate students to senior faculty who span all o f the schools across Northwestern\, from applied math to sociology to biol ogy and every discipline in-between. Please visit: https://bit.ly/WedatNICO for information on future speaker s.

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