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The competitiveness of firms, regions and industries in the knowledge-based economy: What room for job-rich growth in Europe?

Objective

MICRO-DYN (stands for 'Micro-Dynamics') is a project that attempts to tackle the issue of growth, employment and competitiveness in the knowledge-based European economy through a micro-founded firm-based approach. The nature of the analysis will be 'bottom-up' i.e. moving from the micro-entities of economic actions and strategies at the enterprise level to sectoral, regional, national and European levels.

The rationale for such an approach is that understanding the microeconomic foundations of innovation, competitiveness and growth at the firm level, as well as the firms' interactions with the labour market, is key to understanding the nature of these phenomena at a more aggregated (regional, sectoral or macro) level and of the resulting aggregate economic performance. From a policy-perspective, this implies that the impact of corporate, industrial and regional strategies and policies at national and European levels can be really understood only through the changes they induce in individual firm behaviour.

Integrated and comparable cross-country firm-level evidence will shape the core of the research effort undertaken within the project. The analysis will use as far as possible comprehensive data-sets across all European regions and industries. Statistical models of individual behaviour will be used which will be aggregated at sectoral, regional and national levels to recover the behaviour of aggregate variables.

At the moment, there are very few such models around as different researchers have concentrated on different levels of aggregation with little exploration of their interdependence. The project mobilises a large network of top European researchers specialized in the relevant sub-fields necessary for the successful execution of an ambitious research programme.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-CITIZENS-4
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

WIENER INSTITUT FUER INTERNATIONALE WIRTSCHAFTSVERGLEICHE
Address
Rahlgasse 3
Wien
Austria

Participants (16)

CENTRE FOR ECONOMIC AND STRATEGIC RESEARCH
Bulgaria
Address
Al. Von Humboldt Str., Bl. 46, Entr. A, Ap. 3
Sofia
UNIVERSITE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
Dorigny
Lausanne
INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE WIRTSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Ob Dem Himmelreich 1
Tuebingen
MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA - KOZGAZDASAGTUDOMANYI INTEZET
Hungary
Address
Budaorsi Ut 45
Budapest
FONDAZIONE ENI ENRICO MATTEI
Italy
Address
Corso Magenta 63
Milano
UNIVERSITETET I OSLO
Norway
Address
Problemveien 5-7
Oslo
NORSK UTENRIKSPOLITISK INSTITUTT
Norway
Address
C.j. Hambros Pl. 2 D
Oslo
RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN
Netherlands
Address
Broerstraat 5
Groningen
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
Address
Valhallav 79
Stockholm
INSTITUT ZA EKONOMSKA RAZISKOVANJA
Slovenia
Address
Kardeljeva Pl. 17
Ljubljana
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID.
Spain
Address
Avenida De Seneca, 2
Madrid
THE CHANCELLORS, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Address
The Old Schools, Trinity Lane
Cambridge
ALPHAMETRICS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Heath House, Princes Mews
Royston
CASE - CENTER FOR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC RESEARCH
Poland
Address
Ul. Sienkiewicza 12
Warszaw
UNIVERSITY OF PARIS XII - VAL DE MARNE
France
Address
61, Avenue De General De Gaule
Creteil
NARODOWY BANK POLSKI
Poland
Address
Swietokrzyska 11/21
Warsaw