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  1. Composite indicators

    Indices aggregate multi-dimensional processes into simplified concepts. The JRC has developed methodologies to construct robust composite indicators that can provide policy-makers with the ‘big picture’ on matters that are crucial for the EU, helping to s ...

    24 June 2014

  2. Measuring research & innovation

    Research and innovation are crucial in bringing about a return to competitiveness for Europe. More than simply overcoming the current crisis, the European Commission is committed to building a stable economy for the future based on smart sustainable growt ...

    03 November 2014

  3. The 2011 Civic Competence Composite Indicator

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report addressing the development of a new composite indicator on civic competence, the Civic Competence Composite Indicator 2 (CCCI-2). It comprises four dimensions: ‘Participatory Attitudes’, ‘Citizenship Values’, ‘ ...

    30 April 2014

  4. Composite Indicators of Research Excellence

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report exploring the possibility to develop a composite indicator of research excellence in Europe, in coherence with the orientations of the EU 2020 strategy and the Innovation Union initiative. Three alternative con ...

    30 April 2014

  5. Composite Indicators measuring the progress in the construction and integration of a European Research Area

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report addressing the development of a composite indicator to measure progress in the construction and integration of a European Research Area (ERA). The report combines economic and statistical expertise and presents ...

    30 April 2014

  6. Composite Indicators measuring structural change, to monitor the progress towards a more knowledge-intensive economy in Europe

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report exploring the possibility to develop a composite indicator of structural change towards a more knowledge-intensive economy in Europe, coherently with the orientations of the EU 2020 strategy and the Innovation ...

    30 April 2014

  7. European deposit guarantee schemes: revision of risk based contributions using CDS spreads

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report proposing an alternative model for risk-based contributions based on Credit Default Swap (CDS) spreads.     Deposit Guarantee Schemes (DGS) aim at protecting depositors of all credit institutions against bank f ...

    30 April 2014

  8. Creating Composite Indicators with DEA and Robustness Analysis: the Case of the Technology Achievement Index

    Composite indicators are regularly used for benchmarking countries performance, but equally often stir controversies about the unavoidable subjectivity that is connected with their construction. Data Envelopment Analysis helps to overcome some key limitat ...

    30 April 2014

  9. Handbook on Constructing Composite Indicators: Methodology and User Guide

    This Handbook aims to provide a guide to the construction and use of composite indicators, for policy-makers, academics, the media and other interested parties. While there are several types of composite indicators, this Handbook is concerned with those w ...

    30 April 2014

  10. Participation in Lifelong Learning in Europe: What Can Be Measured and Compared?

    This publication analyses participation patterns in lifelong learning in the European countries. It describes the European political context in the field of lifelong learning and discusses the main monitoring issues at the EU level by looking at the EU be ...

    30 April 2014

  11. Knowledge Economy: Measures and Drivers

    In the Knowledge-based Economy conceptual framework that was developed by MERIT a total of 115 individual indicators have been selected to measure the sub-dimensions of the KBE. The high number of individual indicators raises the issue of robustness of th ...

    30 April 2014

  12. Higher Education Rankings: Robustness Issues and Critical Assessment

    It has been often stated that European growth has been disappointing during the past three decades, remaining persistently lower than in the United States and this is to be attributed to the state of innovation and higher education in Europe. Such a concl ...

    30 April 2014

  13. Methodological Considerations on Regional Sustainability Assessment based on Multicriteria and Sensitivity Analysis

    This paper proposes the use of a non-compensatory multicriteria approach combined with sensitivity analysis for constructing composite indicators of sustainability. An illustrative example on Spanish and selected Mediterranean regions is used. The sensiti ...

    30 April 2014

  14. Statistical Techniques and Participatory Approaches for the Compilation of the European Internal Market Index 1992-2001

    Abstract not available TARANTOLA Stefano SAISANA M. SALTELLI Andrea SCHMIEDEL Frank LEAPMAN Nicholas 2002 EUR- Scientific and Technical Research Reports Joint Research Centre Corporate Activities Economic and Monetary Union Innovation and growth financial ...

    30 April 2014

  15. Rickety numbers: Volatility of university rankings and policy implications

    The most popular world university rankings are routinely taken at face value by media and social actors. While these rankings are politically influential, they are sensitive to both the conceptual framework (the set of indicators) and the modelling choice ...

    30 April 2014

  16. Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analysis of the 2010 Environmental Performance Index

    An assessment of the robustness of the 2010 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ranks requires the evaluation of uncertainties underlying the index and the sensitivity of the country rankings to the methodological choices made during the development of ...

    30 April 2014

  17. Composite Indicators Between Analysis and Advocacy

    We explore to what extent composite indicators, capable of aggregating multi-dimensional processes into simplified, stylised concepts, are up to the task of underpinning the development of data based narratives for political advocacy. A recent OECD workin ...

    30 April 2014

  18. 2007 Composite Learning Index: Robustness Issues and Critical Assessment

    Lifelong learning is crucial to a country?s continued competitiveness, prosperity and social cohesion and yet no country has had a means of gauging the extent of lifelong learning within its population. The Composite Leaning Index (CLI) developed by the C ...

    30 April 2014

  19. Measuring Uncertainties in Composite Indicators of Sustainability

    Composite indicators are very common in economic and business statistics for benchmarking the relative progress of countries in a variety of policy domains such as industrial competitiveness, sustainable development, globalisation and innovation. This art ...

    30 April 2014

  20. The Multidimensional Poverty Assessment Tool (MPAT): Robustness issues and Critical assessment

    The Multidimensional Poverty Assessment Tool (MPAT) was developed by the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development with a view to assess local-level poverty in rural regions around the globe. The MPAT is a survey-based thematic indicator of ten d ...

    30 April 2014

  21. Partial order investigation of multiple indicator systems using variance based sensitivity analysis

    Partial order tools can be used in multiple criteria analysis to prioritize and rank a set of objects. In this setting the starting point is generally a matrix $\mathbf{M}_{n \mathrm{x} k}$ of $k$ observed indicators on $n$ objects. Given that indicators ...

    30 April 2014

  22. Tools for Composite Indicators Building

    Our society is changing so fast we need to know as soon as possible when things go wrong (Euroabstracts, 2003). This is where composite indicators enter into the discussion. A composite indicator is an aggregated index comprising individual indicators and ...

    30 April 2014

  23. Non-Compensatory/Non-Linear Composite Indicators for Ranking Countries: A Defensible Setting

    Composite indicators (or indexes) are very common in economic and business statistics for benchmarking the mutual and relative progress of countries in a variety of policy domains such as industrial competitiveness, sustainable development, globalisation ...

    30 April 2014

  24. Comparative Analysis of Alcohol Control Policies in 30 Countries

    BACKGROUND. Alcohol consumption causes an estimated 4% of the global disease burden, prompting governments to impose regulations to mitigate the adverse effects of alcohol. To assist public health leaders and policymakers, we developed a composite indicat ...

    30 April 2014

  25. Global Sensitivity Analysis: The Primer

    In the field of modelling it is easier to find academic papers, guidelines tailored to specific disciplines and handbooks of numerical simulation rather than plain textbooks of broad appeal. The various academic communities go about modelling largely inde ...

    30 April 2014