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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  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 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

  6. The Role of Contagion in Financial Crises: an Uncertainty Test on Interbank Patterns

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report testing the hypothesis that the interbank matrix can be approximated by its maximum entropy, by verifying if variations in the structure of the interbank matrix lead to significant changes in the magnitude of c ...

    30 April 2014

  7. Are ICT, Human Capital and Organizational Capital Complementary in Production? Evidence from Italian Panel Data

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report exploring the information and communication technologies (ICT)- organisational innovation- human capital complementarities issue for the manufacturing sector in Italy. Information and communication technologies ...

    30 April 2014

  8. Decoupling economic growth from carbon dioxide emissions: A decomposition analysis of Italian energy consumption

    Article presenting a decomposition analysis, used to investigate the main factors influencing the CO 2, the CH 4 and the N 2 O emissions of Italian transport activities for the period 1995-2003. A decomposition analysis is used to investigate the main fac ...

    30 April 2014

  9. Towards a Mapping Framework of ICT-enabled Innovation for Learning

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report providing a definition and classification of ICT-enabled innovation for learning that has significant scale and/or impact at system level, both within formal education and training, and outside formal settings. ...

    30 April 2014

  10. Scientific support for financial stability

    Since the beginning of the financial crisis the European Commission has made several propositions to help tackle two pressing challenges: the need to simultaneously restore financial stability and boost economic growth. The JRC develops scientific models ...

    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. 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

  13. 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

  14. Introduction: New Media Technologies and User Empowerment. Is there a Happy Ending?

    This article is the introduction of an edited book on New Media Technologies and Empowerment. It introduces the book and its contents and also draws upon IPTS work on the socio-economic impact of social computing to make the case that altough neither empo ...

    30 April 2014

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. Towards a Benchmark on the Contribution of Education and Training to Employability: Methodological Note

    The present report presents the methodological framework applied to define the benchmark on education for employability to be proposed to European Council in 2012. While the three first sections present the proposed indicator, the fourth section discusses ...

    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. 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

  21. Ratings and rankings: Voodoo or Science?

    Composite indicators aggregate a set of variables using weights which are understood to reflect the variables? importance in the index. In this paper we propose to measure the importance of a given variable within existing composite indicators via Karl Pe ...

    30 April 2014

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. Analisis comparativo de sectores clave desde una perspectiva regional a traves de matrices de contabilidad social: enfoques alternativos

    El objetivo que se plantea en este trabajo es el de identicar los sectores clave y estrategicos para el desarrollo de economas a nivel regional y su comparacion con el paradigma nacional. Para ello, se aplican diversas metodologias complementarias de anal ...

    30 April 2014