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  1. Rural development

    Rural areas in the EU represent, according to a standard definition, 91 % of the territory and 56 % of the population. Many of these rural areas face significant environmental and socio-economic challenges. Agricultural practices put pressure on the rural ...

    30 April 2014

  2. Regional economic analysis and modelling

    EU regional policy is a broad investment policy in key strategic policy areas. It supports job creation, competitiveness, economic growth, improved quality of life and sustainable development. These investments support the delivery of the Europe 2020 stra ...

    11 March 2015

  3. Stairway to Excellence (S2E)

    The Commission launched in 2014 the " Cohesion Policy and the synergies with the research  and development funds: the Stairway to Excellence (S2E)" project, managed by the Joint Research Centre within the Smart Specialisation Platform. The Stair ...

    24 June 2015

  4. Smart specialisation

    ipts_s3p.mp4 The European Commission's Cohesion Policy aims to reduce differences between regions and to ensure growth across Europe. Structural Funds are among its main tools. Its efficient use and management is a crucial factor for many regions in ...

    29 June 2015

  5. Assessing European wild fire vulnerability

    JRC contribution to conferences presenting a first approach to assess wild fire vulnerability at the European level. Wild fire vulnerability is a measure of potential socio-economic damage caused by a fire in a specific area. As such it is an important co ...

    30 April 2014

  6. Facilitating an area-based development approach in rural regions in the Western Balkans

    JRC Scientific and Technical report covering an exercise where a defined development approach (ABD) has been tested in a rural cross border case study area in the Western Balkans. The present report covers an exercise where a defined development approach ...

    30 April 2014

  7. Processing Indices of Change and Extremes from Regional Climate Change Data

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report outlining how indices of change and extremes from regional climate change data have been standardised to a common map projection, grid size and spatial extent to be directly available for further analysis or in ...

    30 April 2014

  8. Counterfactual impact evaluation of EU rural development programmes- Propensity Score Matching methodology applied to selected EU Member States. Volume 1: A micro-level approach

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report analysing the impact of EU rural develpoment programmes on rural regions, focusing in this case on a micro-level approach. The main objective of this study is to show how various direct and indirect effects (e. ...

    30 April 2014

  9. Counterfactual impact evaluation of EU rural development programmes- Propensity Score Matching methodology applied to selected EU Member States. Volume 2: A regional approach

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report analysing the impact of EU rural develpoment programmes on rural regions, focusing in this case on a regional approach. The basic objective of this study is to analyze the impact of EU RD programmes on rural re ...

    30 April 2014

  10. Construction and application of the Rural Development Index to analysis of rural regions

    JRC Reference Report measuring the overall level of rural development and quality of life in individual rural regions of a given EU country. The main purpose of this research was to construct a multi-dimensional (composite) index measuring the overall lev ...

    30 April 2014

  11. TACIS R2.06/93 Confinement Cable Penetrations Workshop Paper

    This paper gives the summary of the main results of the TACIS project R2.06/93 "Project on Confinement cable penetrations" and has been made in the framework of the TACIS project R8.01/98 "Dissemination of TACIS Results". SCHOELS Huber ...

    30 April 2014

  12. 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

  13. R&D and Productivity: Testing Sectoral Peculiarities Using Micro Data

    The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between a firm's R&D activities and its productivity using a unique micro data panel dataset and looking at sectoral peculiarities which may emerge; more specifically, we used an unbalanced ...

    30 April 2014

  14. Wages and prices in Europe before and after the onset of the Monetary Union

    This paper investigates possible structural changes induced by the Euro on the relations amongwages, prices and unemployment for the five major European economies. The dynamic adjustment and the level relations are found to be different across subperiods ...

    30 April 2014

  15. 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

  16. Modelling the EU Cohesion Policies in RHOMOLO: An Example of Direct Investment Support

    The present paper presents a conceptual approach for modelling the EU Cohesion Policies (ECP) in a dynamic spatial computable general equilibrium framework such as RHOMOLO at a regional level. First, we discuss the ECP sub-programmes and analyse their mod ...

    30 April 2014

  17. Modelling the EU Cohesion Policy: An example of TEN-T Infrastructure Investment Simulations with RHOMOLO

    Using the RHOMOLO model, the present paper presents first simulation results of analysing the potential impacts of TEN-T projects in five EU Member States: the Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany, Poland and Slovakia for the programming period of ECP (2007-2 ...

    30 April 2014

  18. Changes in the Fiscal Stance and the Composition of Public Spending

    We consider the impact of both cyclical and structural changes in the fiscal stance on public spending composition for a panel of EU countries, including individual components of public investment. We find that both cyclically-induced and structural chang ...

    30 April 2014

  19. Foreign Ownership and Corporate Performance: The Czech Republic at EU Entry

    Does foreign ownership improve corporate performance, or do foreign firms merely select more productive targets for takeover? Do workers benefit from foreign acquisitions? We answer these questions by comparing the before/after change in several performan ...

    30 April 2014

  20. Mapping R&D Investment by the European ICT Business Sector

    The paper shows that the ICT sector alone is responsible for about half the R&D investment gap between the EU and the US, i.e. the fact that EU invests a much smaller share of its GDP in R&D. It argues that this is partly because the ICT sector is ...

    30 April 2014

  21. Measuring the adoption of innovation: A typology of EU countries based on the innovation survey

    Based on the Community Innovation Survey, this paper suggests new indicators of innovation adoption. The magnitude of innovation adoption is assessed for 22 EU countries and different industries. The most striking feature is the correlation between the in ...

    30 April 2014

  22. The production function methodology for calculating potential growth rates and output gaps

    The concepts of potential growth and the output gap form a crucial part of the toolkit for assessing the cyclical position of the economy and its productive capacity. These concepts have become an essential ingredient of the fiscal surveillance process em ...

    30 April 2014

  23. Internationalisation of ICT R&D

    This report investigates the contrasting views on the process of R&D internationalisation. On the one hand, there is an abundance of anecdotal evidence of companies locating their R&D activities outside of their home countries in order to search f ...

    30 April 2014

  24. Analisis del cambio estructural de la economia andaluza a traves de matrices de contabilidad social

    The aim of this study is to analyze structural change in the andalusian economy as well as identifying key and strategic economic sectors from 1990 to 2005 and its evolution so in terms of economic importance as in terms of employment. This will use the i ...

    30 April 2014

  25. Influencia del sector exterior en el proceso de generacion de rentas de la economia española mediante un analisis multisectorial

    El objetivo de este analisis es obtener informacion sobre el verdadero efecto del sector exterior en la economia espa?ola, mediante la identificacion de los ligamenes existentes entre agentes internos y sector exterior, la identificacion de los efectos de ...

    30 April 2014