Session 2: REGIONAL AND POLICY DIMENSIONS OF INNOVATION AND GROW

Pecs, June 29th - July 10th 2009

Geography of innovation and growth : theory and empirics

Session 2: REGIONAL AND POLICY DIMENSIONS OF INNOVATION AND GROWTH

Week 1 : 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

Attila VARGA, University of Pecs, Hungary

Ron BOSCHMA, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands

 

Teaching Staff

Ron BOSCHMA, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
Giulio BOTTAZZI, Scuola Superiore S. Anna, Pisa, Italy
Julie LE GALLO, Université de Franche-Comté CRESE, France
Harry GARRETSEN, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Francesco LISSONI, CESPRI, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy
Frank van OORT, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
Pier-Paolo SAVIOTTI, Université Pierre Mendès-France, Grenoble, CNRS-GREDEG, Sophia Antipolis and OFCE, France
Stefano USAI, Università di Cagliari, Italy
Attila VARGA, University of Pécs, Hungary

 

Monday, June 29th


9.00 – 9.30: Welcome, practical and organizational issues – Ron BOSCHMA and Attila VARGA
9.30 – 10.30: The geography of innovation and growth: An introduction and overview – Attila VARGA
11.00 – 12.30: Knowledge spillovers in space – revisiting the issue with a novel OECD data set – Stefano USAI
14.00 – 16.00: PhD presentation n°1: Dennis STOCKINGER; Junior discussant: Zsuzsanna ZSIBOK; Senior discussant: Attila VARGA
16.15 – 17.45: PhD presentation n°2: Claudio FASSIO; Junior discussant: Ildiko KNEISZ; Senior discussant: Stefano USAI

Tuesday, June 30th


9.00 - 10.30: Geography and growth: The perspective of the evolutionary economic geography – Ron BOSCHMA
11.00 - 12.30: Geography and growth: The perspective of the new economic geography – Harry GARRETSEN
14.00 - 16.00: PhD Presentation n° 3: Zsuzsanna ZSIBOK; Junior discussant: Giovanni MANDRAS; Senior discussant: Ron BOSCHMA
16.15 - 17.45: PhD Presentation n° 4: Tiana RAFANOMEZANTSOA; Junior discussant; Najoua BOUFADEN; Senior discussant: Harry GARRETSEN

Wednesday, July 1st


9.00 – 10.30: New variety and economic growth - Pier Paolo SAVIOTTI
11.00- 12.30: Modelling Firm Locational Choices – Giulio BOTTAZZI
14.00-16.00: PhD Presentation n° 5: Ayse Nur ALBAYRAK; Junior discussant: Christian HUNDT; Senior discussant: Pier Paolo SAVIOTTI
16.15 - 17.45: PhD Presentation n° 6: Ildiko KNEISZ; Junior discussant: Magnus JOHANSSON; Senior discussant: Giulio BOTTAZZI

Thursday, July 2nd


9.00 – 10.30: Spatial spillovers or markets? – Francesco LISSONI
11.00- 12.30: Empirical methodologies to research agglomeration externalities – Frank van OORT

14.00-16.00: PhD Presentation n° 7: Najoua BOUFADEN; Junior discussant: Mercy ESCALENTE; Senior discussant: Francesco LISSONI
16.15 - 17.45: PhD Presentation n° 8: Roman MARTIN; Junior discussant:Ayse Nur ALBAYRAK Senior discussant: Frank van OORT

Friday, July 3rd


9.00 - 10.30: Applied Spatial Econometric Analysis I. – Julie Le GALLO

11.00 - 12.30: Applied Spatial Econometric Analysis II. - Julie Le GALLO

14.00-16.00: Spatial econometrics in practice – application in the field of the geography of innovation – Julie Le GALLO

16.15 – 16:45: Integrating the geography of innovation to policy modeling – Attila VARGA
17:00 – 17:45: Concluding session. A summary discussion – Ron BOSCHMA and Attila VARGA