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  1. Digital economy

    The shift from analogue to digital information technology started more than half a century ago with the invention of the first computers. Over the last two decades, the rapid decline in computing costs, the emergence of the internet as a communication too ...

    19 February 2015

  2. Agricultural markets and international trade

    The EU is the first trader in agricultural products of the world, both in terms of exports and imports. Agricultural trade helps to answer possible food production shortages due to climatic or other reasons. Ultimately, it contributes to the prosperity of ...

    19 January 2015

  3. 39th Plenary meeting report of the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (PLEN-12-01)

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report comprising assessments of STECF Expert Working Group reports and additional requests submitted to the STECF by the Commission. Topics dealt with ranged from fisheries economics to management plan evaluation iss ...

    30 April 2014

  4. Use of Interactive Plots and Tables for Robust Analysis of International Trade Data

    Article analysing international trade data through a robust approach for the identification of outliers and regression mixtures called Forward Search. The focus is on interactive tools developed to dynamically connect the information which comes from diff ...

    30 April 2014

  5. Chapter 3: Analytical Quality Assurance

    A JRC authored book chapter providing an overview which covers basic aspects relevant to quality with a special focus on analytical quality in the field of food analysis. Thousands of analytical measurements are performed every day in food laboratories al ...

    30 April 2014

  6. Programme of pre-accession assistance "Improving Chemical and Ionising Radiation Metrology" in Turkey- Fourth Interim Report

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report providing  an overview on progress of the project Europe and Metrology in Turkey (EMIT). The aim of the project is to contribute to the better functioning of the EU-Turkey Customs Union Agreement. The report re ...

    30 April 2014

  7. From power plants to passports: safe digital data

    Examples of JRC research making the life of Europe's citizens safer and more secure in the area of digital data. (2009) 2009 Leaflets Information Society Safety and security ICT security citizen market IPSC IPTS jrc_leaflet_cybersecurity_de.pdf jrc_l ...

    30 April 2014

  8. Next generation mobile network deployment strategies

    Electronic communications markets are evolving into an increasing complex ecosystem where mobile operators converge and compete among them and with fixed players for providing combined services and ubiquitous broadband connectivity, and where new players ...

    30 April 2014

  9. Risk Management and Agricultural Insurance Schemes in Europe

    Agricultural producers face a series of risks affecting the income and welfare of their households. These are mainly production risks related to weather conditions, pests and diseases, market conditions, liberalization policies, climate change, etc. In re ...

    30 April 2014

  10. Impacts of the EU Biofuel Target on Agricultural Markets and Land Use- A Comparative Modelling Assessment

    The Renewable Energy Directive (2009/28/EC) requires that 20% of the EU's energy needs should come from renewable sources by 2020, and includes a target for the transport sector of 10% from biofuels. This report analyses and discusses the global impa ...

    30 April 2014

  11. 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

  12. Price Effects of Changing Quantities Supplied at the Integrated European Fish Market

    Abstract. As opposed to earlier studies, this analysis on the effect on fish prices of changing quantities supplied from EU fish stocks is European-wide, taking international markets integration into account. The average own-price flexibilities for fresh ...

    30 April 2014

  13. Fertilizer markets and their interplay with commodity and food prices

    This study analyses the drivers behind the recent price evolution of fertilizers and their interplay with energy and food commodity market prices. First, evidence of speculative behaviour on fertilizer markets is found. However, speculation on derivative ...

    30 April 2014

  14. 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

  15. Indirect Land Use Change From Increased Biofuels Demand- Comparison of Models and Results for Marginal Biofuels Production from Different Feedstocks

    This study compares the ILUC results produced by different economic models for marginal increases in biofuel production from different feedstocks. The work is the result of a survey of marginal calculations launched by the JRC-IE during 2009, involving so ...

    30 April 2014

  16. The Effects of Increased Demand for Biofuels Feedstocks on the World Agricultural Markets and Areas- Outcomes of a Workshop- 10-11 February 2010, Ispra (Italy)

    This study is performed under request of DG CLIMA, in support to the preparation of the policy proposal on the assessment of the effects of Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC). Agro-economic models are used to provide estimates of how much cropland area incre ...

    30 April 2014

  17. Is Mobile Search finally going mainstream? An attempt to reconcile expert views.

    This paper describes the preliminary results of a recent (April 2010) online survey of the evolution of mobile search. As part of the study, 54 questionnaires were received and an expert workshop with academics, industry representatives and market analyst ...

    30 April 2014

  18. An Inventory of Datasets for the Compilation of Regional Social Accounting Matrices for the EU

    Due to the ever-increasing demand for model-based analyses of regional development policies in a multi-sector context, in 2009 the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) launched a project on the compilation of regional Social Accounting M ...

    30 April 2014

  19. A CGE model analysis of reducing obstacles to trade in Kenya: a focus on the agro-food sector

    This paper evaluates compliance cost with regulations as obstacles to trade and its effects in exports to the EU in the avocado market. An exporter interview conducted in several African countries provides the structure of compliance costs as obstacles to ...

    30 April 2014

  20. Exploiting Fuzzy Cognitive Maps in Resiliency related Management Decisions

    Operational resilience refers to the ability of an organization and its management to prevent disruptions from occurring as well as the aptitude to react quickly to and recover from a disruption of primary business and relative processes. Such scenarios p ...

    30 April 2014

  21. The factor content of heterogeneous firm trade

    The present paper studies the factor content of heterogenous firm trade in the presence of market imperfections and transaction costs. The conceptual framework builds on a relative factor endowment model, which we extend to account for firm heterogeneity ...

    30 April 2014

  22. Doha Development Agenda in the European Union. Impacts on the agricultural sector

    This paper aims to analyse the impacts of a possible conclusion of the Doha Development Agenda (Falconer proposal) on the European Union economy with the emphasis on the agricultural sectors. The analytical tool employed to analyse the consequences of DDA ...

    30 April 2014

  23. Performance of ICT R&D

    This report provides evidence on the inventive output of ICT R&D activity in the EU, the US and other regions and proposes an economic modelling framework for analysing the impact of the R&D processes. It uses patent statistics as a measure of out ...

    30 April 2014

  24. The ICT Landscape in BRICS Countries: Brazil, India, China

    This report offers a synthesis on three out of the four BRIC countries (Brazil, India, Russia, China). The report describes, for each of the three countries (Brazil, India, China), its ICT sector, and gives a company level assessment. It also analyses Ind ...

    30 April 2014

  25. Employment transitions and computer use of older workers

    Our empirical analysis studies the impact of computer use on out of employment transitions of older workers, disentangling the effect of using a PC at work from that of being PC literate. Data are drawn from the 2000, 2002 and 2004 waves of the Bank of It ...

    30 April 2014