Regional and Policy Dimensions of Innovation and Growth

DIMETIC Session Pecs July 2nd to 13th

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PROGRAMME (Update: 27/06/2007)

1st Week : July 2nd to 6th, 2007 :

Geography of innovation and growth : theory and empirics

Outline of the week: Technological change is the single most important drive of long run economic growth. In the recent economics literature scientists’ interests turned heavily to the regional dimension of this process that is the extent to which spatial proximity and agglomeration of the actors in innovation contribute to the effectiveness of the system both in terms of technological development and per capita growth. The focus of the first Pécs week is on the current state of affairs of this field in theory, empirical research and methodology. Leading international experts provide overviews from the theoretical perspectives of the new economic geography and evolutionary geography and summarize empirical results in entrepreneurship research and the geography of innovation. Sessions on spatial econometrics and spatial computable general equilibrium modeling are also provided to introduce students to empirical research methodology.

Coordinators

Teaching staff

Monday, July 2

  • 9.00 - 9.30: Welcome, practical and organizational issues.
  • 9.30 - 11.00: The geography of innovation and growth: An introduction and overview – Attila VARGA
  • 11.15 - 12.45: The knowledge spillover theory of entrepreneurship I. – Zoltan J. ACS
  • 14.00 - 16.00: The knowledge spillover theory of entrepreneurship II. – Zoltan J. ACS
  • 16.15 - 17.45: PhD presentation n°1: Bram TIMMERMANS; Junior Discussant: A. QUERBER-REVIZER; Senior discussant: Zoltan J. ACS

Tuesday, July 3

  • 9.00 - 11.00: The evolutionary perspective of regional growth – Ron BOSCHMA
  • 11.15 - 12.45: Modeling the spatial pattern of economic activities from an evolutionary perspective. – Giulio BOTTAZZI
  • 14.00 - 16.00: PhD Presentation n° 2: Sandrine NOBLET; Junior Discussant: Serena NOVERO;Senior discussant: Attila VARGA
  • 16.15 - 17.45: PhD Presentation n° 3: Laszlo CSONKA; Junior Discussant: Victor PEREZ CENTANO; Senior discussant: Ron BOSCHMA

Wednesday, July 4

  • 9.00 - 11.00: Modeling the spatial pattern of economic activities in the New Economic Geography I. – Mark THISSEN
  • 11.15 - 12.45: Modeling the spatial pattern of economic activities in the New Economic Geography II. – Mark THISSEN
  • 14.00 - 16.00: Empirics in the New Economic Geography: Spatial Computable General Equilibrium simulations – Mark THISSEN

Thursday, July 5

  • 9.00 - 11.00: New variety and economic growth I. - Pier Paolo SAVIOTTI
  • 11.15 - 12.45: PhD Presentation n° 4: Stefano ELIA; Junior Discussant: Catherine LECOCQ; Senior discussant: Pier Paolo SAVIOTTI
  • 14.00 - 16.00: Knowledge spillovers or markets? I. – Francesco LISSONI
  • 16.15 - 17:00: A summary discussion – Ron BOSCHMA and Attila VARGA

Friday, July 6

  • 9.00 - 11.00: Applied Spatial Econometric Analysis I. – Rosina MORENO
  • 11.15 - 12.45: Applied Spatial Econometric Analysis II. Rosina MORENO
  • 14.00 - 16.00: Spatial econometrics in practice – application in the field of the geography of innovation – Rosina MORENO
  • 16.15 - 17:00: Integrating the geography of innovation to policy modeling – Attila VARGA
  • 17:00 - 18:30 PhD Presentation n° 5: Andrea CARAGLIU Junior Discussant: Sandrine NOBLET; Senior discussant: Francesco LISSONI



2nd Week : July 9th to 13th :

Policy for the knowledge economies

Outline of the week: This week will explore the growing role played by Science, Technology and Innovation policies in modern economies, and to which extent their design, implementation and evaluation take into account the specificities of knowledge-based economies. Will notably be emphasized the renewed importance of science policy and the role of universities, the evolution of European policies and the coherence with some other policies addressing social needs and industrial issues.

Coordinators

  • Laurent BACH, BETA, University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France
  • Aldo GEUNA, SPRU, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

Teaching staff

Monday, July 9

  • 9.00 - 9.15: Introduction to the week.
  • 9.15 - 10.45: STI Policy rationales. Part I : Paradigms - Laurent BACH
  • 11.15 - 12.45: STI Policy rationales. Part II : Universities and public research – Aldo GEUNA
  • 14.00 - 16.00: R&D tax credits - Rationales, design and evaluation - Georg LICHT
  • 16.15 - 17.45: PhD presentation n°1: Adrien QUERBES REVIER; Junior Discussant: Dorothy SUTHERLAND OLSEN; Senior discussant: Georg LICHT

Tuesday, July 10

  • 9.00 - 11.00: Science / Industry relations - Aldo GEUNA
  • 11.15 - 12.45: PhD Presentation n°2 Andrea FABRIZ; Junior Discussant: Laszlo CSONKA; Senior discussant : Laurent BACH
  • 14.00 - 16.00: Business Angels and HighTechStartups - Results of a recent survey in Germany - Georg LICHT

Wednesday, July 11

  • 9.00 - 11.00: Knowledge infrastructures and innovation policy – Keith SMITH
  • 11.15 - 12.45: PhD Presentation n°3 Dorothy SUTHERLAND OLSEN;Junior Discussant: Milena Yumi RAMOS; Senior discussant : Keith SMITH
  • 14.00 - 16.00: Innovation policy and climate change – Keith SMITH
  • 16.15 - 17.45: PhD Presentation n° 4 Catherine LECOCQ; Junior Discussant: Andrea CARAGLIU; Senior discussant: Terttu LUUKKONEN

Thursday, July 12

  • 9.00 - 11.00: Systems view on promoting high tech : the case of biotechnology – Terttu LUUKKONEN
  • 11.15 - 12.45: Evaluation of STI policy performance and impacts – Laurent BACH
  • 14.00 - 16.00: Policies for Higher Education : foundations for reforms - Andrea BONACCORSI
  • 16.15 - 17.45: Special "Role playing" session : Academic patenting

Friday, July 13

  • 9.00 - 11.00: Research systems configurations and knowledge dynamics - Andrea BONACCORSI
  • 11.15 - 12.45: PhD Presentation n°5 Milena Yumi RAMOS; Junior Discussant: Andea FABRIZI Senior discussant : Andrea BONACCORSI
  • 14.00 - 16.00: Concluding session. A summary discussion