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Economic Policy in Complex Environments

Objective

Many of the main current economic and societal challenges in Europe are characterised by complex dynamic patterns stemming from path dependency, irreversibility, systemic risk and (local) interaction of heterogeneous agents. Examples in this respect are the search for appropriate policies to mitigate climate change, to foster a transition to a low-carbon economy, or to govern the development, diffusion and economic implications of new technologies. Designing sound economic policy in such domains is challenging and should be informed by empirical analyses and modelling frameworks that are suitable for capturing the complexity of the (economic) environment. The Innovative Training Network EPOC aims at advancing the state-of-the-art and the applicability of computationally intensive methods for decision and policy analysis and at using these methods in the domains of climate change and innovation. This agenda will be pursued by combining an interdisciplinary research agenda with an innovative European joint doctoral training programme. Early Stage Researchers will gain expertise and skills in data science, network theory, agent-based simulation, and economic modelling, with focus on climate change and innovation, and will apply these skills in their individual research projects. The academic training will be complemented by Transferable Skills Training Measures, Inter-Sectoral Training Measures, provided by non-academic partners, and Career Development Training. Interaction with stakeholders, policy makers and the general public will play an important role in pursuing the EPOC agenda and disseminating the results. The EPOC consortium consists of seven leading European universities and ten partner organisations. Each Early Stage Researcher will be hosted by two universities, will have a secondment with a partner organisation, and will graduate with a double degree.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2020
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-EJD - European Joint Doctorates

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET BIELEFELD
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 25
33615 Bielefeld
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 758 365,20

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 531 239,76
Address
Spui 21
1012WX Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 501 809,76
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 595 044
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 522 999,36
Address
Largo Gemelli 1
20123 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE PARIS I PANTHEON-SORBONNE
France
EU contribution
€ 549 604,08
Address
Place Du Pantheon 12
75231 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 522 999,36
Address
Dorsoduro 3246
30123 Venezia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments