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Abstract

This report presents the results of an IPTS European Science and Technology Observatory (ESTO) study for the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs of the European Parliament. The study examined the role of technology in the economy of the EU and its impacts on employment. The potential impact of new technologies on productivity growth and consumption patterns was estimated using available evidences. These estimates were used as input by two mathematical models to quantify the impact on economic growth and employment under various technology policy scenarios. One of the main findings of the study suggests that a limited increase in R&D spending can lead to a considerable increase in the GDP and employment levels provided that certain complementary measures are implemented. In particular, policy measures in the area of education and training, labour laws and regulation, and incentives for innovation and investment are of special importance.

This report can be downloaded from the IPTS website at: ftp://ftp.jrc.es/pub/EURdoc/eur20131en.pdf

Additional information

Authors: HERNÁNDEZ, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES);H, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES);CHRISTIDIS P (EDITORS), European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Seville (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR20131 EN (2001), pp.46. Euro: Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9843 or +39 033278 9864 Fax: +39 033278 9623 E-mail: jrc-publications-office@ec.europa.eu
Record Number: 200214616 / Last updated on: 2002-04-19
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en