JRC research topics

The JRC carries out research in a wide variety of fields. Located across five sites throughout the EU, seven research institutes work in the areas of agriculture and food security, energy and transport, environment and climate change, health and consumer protection, information society, safety and security, innovation and growth, measurements and standards, and nuclear safety and security.

  1. The JRC is providing dedicated support to the EU’s goals of improving the economic and monetary union’s fiscal governance while fostering more sustainable levels of growth and employment. In this context the JRC provides expertise in modelling and development of models, assessing impacts of policy changes and macroeconomic analysis.


    Science Areas: Economic and Monetary Union
    Keywords: financial
  2. The JRC expertise in modelling supports Commission services dealing with financial markets regulation, competition and taxation policies. The SYMBOL model (Systemic Model of Banking Originated Losses), developed by the JRC contributes to evaluating the impacts of proposed legislation on banking regulation.


    Science Areas: Economic and Monetary Union
    Keywords: financial
  3. The JRC contributes to monitoring the state of the EU economy through the development, estimation and simulation of QUEST III, supporting the activities of the Commission’s Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs.


    Science Areas: Economic and Monetary Union
    Keywords: financial, monitoring
  4. The JRC helps to estimate the potential growth and output gap with supports the implementation of the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP), which is a framework for the coordination of national fiscal policies from economic and monetary union (EMU) members.


    Science Areas: Economic and Monetary Union
    Keywords: financial, monitoring