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Cooperation for European Research in Economics

Objective

The European Union is the world's largest economic entity, yet its ability to design and implement effective economic policies is not commensurate with its size. While the field of economics has seen an impressive growth, the economic research remains fragmented across the Member States. Developing an efficient research area is essential for growth and to the process of European integration. However, a variety of informal barriers inhibit the free flow of research funding, as a result, the efficient allocation of R&D funding. Research grants can provide a viable tool to circumvent limits to integration and to enhance the exchange of ideas. However, if not designed correctly, research funding can also aggravate the initial problem. This proposal outlines how the European Economic Association will go about creating the COEURE (COoperation for EUropean Research in Economics) network, which will bring together key stakeholders in the European economic research space and funders of research. COEURE will launch a global process that will lead to the formulation of an Agenda for Research Funding for Economics in Europe (ARFEE). First the project involves taking stock of the current state of research in key sub-fields in economics to map out the research frontier and the activities of European researchers. It identifies key open research questions and suggests ways in which research on these issues should evolve, notably to better address the policy challenges that Europe is now facing. Second the project assesses the extent to which mechanisms for funding economic research in Europe have supported research at the frontier in the past, and suggests ways in which they might evolve in the future to support it more effectively. Third the project brings together stakeholders to formulate the ARFEE to ensure that Europe has the appropriate funding mechanisms and the coordination among them.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics
  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2012-2
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

FONDATION JEAN JACQUES LAFFONT,TOULOUSE SCIENCES ECONOMIQUES
Address
5E Etage, 1 Esp De L'universite
31080 Toulouse
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 314 080
Administrative Contact
Céline Claustre (Ms.)

Participants (8)

EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 146 590
Address
Via Dei Roccettini 9
50014 Fiesole
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Serena Scarselli (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA COMMERCIALE LUIGI BOCCONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 146 590
Address
Via Sarfatti 25
20136 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Laura Salini (Ms.)
KOZEP-EUROPAI EGYETEM
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 146 590
Address
Nador Utca 9
1051 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eva Vas (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DORTMUND
Germany
EU contribution
€ 146 590
Address
August Schmidt Strasse 4
44227 Dortmund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michael Lohmeier (Mr.)
NORGES HANDELSHOYSKOLE
Norway
EU contribution
€ 146 590
Address
Helleveien 30
N-5045 Bergen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anne Liv Scrase (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 146 590
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christine Courillon (Dr.)
THE CENTRE FOR ECONOMIC POLICY RESEARCH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 152 885
Address
33 2Nd Floor 33 Great Sutton Street
EC1V 0DX London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Piccioni Claudia (Ms.)
EUROPEAN ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 121 000
Address
Neerstraat 107
3980 Tessenderlo
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Gemma Thomas (Ms.)