Maastricht, October 17th - 28th, 2011

Regional and policy dimensions of innovation and growth (October 24th to 28th, 2011)

Coordinators :

Attila VARGA, University of Pecs, Hungary
Ron BOSCHMA, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
Laurent BACH, BETA, Université de Strasbourg, France

Aldo GEUNA, SPRU, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK and University of Torino, Italy


Outline of the week:

Technological change is the single most important drive of long run economic growth, and recent economics literature turned heavily to the regional dimension of this process. This week will provide theoretical perspectives of the new economic geography and evolutionary geography and summarize empirical results in geography of innovation. This week will also 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.

This week will combine the two weeks usually organized during the Dimetic Pecs session (see last one in 2010).


Teaching staff (confirmed)

Laurent Bach, BETA, Université de Strasbourg, France
Aldo Geuna, SPRU, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK and University of Torino, Italy
Patrick Llerena, BETA, Université de Strasbourg, France
Bart Verspagen, UNU-MERIT Maastricht, The Netherlands
Ron Boschma, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
Javier Revilla Diez, Leibnitz University Hannover, Germany
Frank van Oort, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands 
Attila Varga, University of Pécs, Hungary



Monday, October 24th

9.00 - 10.45: Lecture  1: Ron BOSCHMA-Attila VARGA - Introduction to the field of regional innovation and growth

11.00 - 12.45: Lecture  2: Javier REVILLA DIEZ - Towards a dynamic Regional Innovation System: Investigation into the Electronics Industry in the Pearl River Delta, China

14.00 - 15.30: PhD presentation n°1: Mohammed H. TAVASSOLI ; junior discussant: Cintia KÜLZER SACILOTTO ; senior discussant : Ron BOSCHMA

15.45 - 17.15: PhD presentation n°2: Matté HARTOG ; junior discussant: Mickaël BENAÏM ; senior discussant : Javier REVILLA DIEZ



Tuesday, October 25th

9.00 - 10.45: Lecture  3: Ron BOSCHMAEmpirical applications in Evolutionary Economic Geography 

11.00 - 12.45: Lecture  4: Frank VAN OORTTheory and Empirical Measurement of Agglomeration Economies

14.00 - 15.30: PhD presentation n°3: Altay ÖZAYGEN ; junior discussant:  François LAFOND ; senior discussant : Ron BOSCHMA

15.45 - 17.15: PhD presentation n°4: Cintia KÜLZER SACILOTTO ; junior discussant: Matté HARTOG ; senior discussant : Frank VAN OORT



Wednesday, October 26th

9.00 - 10.45: Lecture  5: Attila VARGA - Modeling the growth effects of R&D promotion: The GMR-Europe model and its application for EU Framework Program policy impact simulations 

11.00 - 12.30: PhD presentation n°5: Mickaël BENAÏM; Junior discussant: Magda SMINK ; senior discussant : Attila VARGA


Wednesday, October 26th - Introduction to S&T policy

14.00 - 16.00: Lecture  6: Laurent BACH - STI Policy Rationales 

16.10 - 17.45: PhD presentation n°6 Simone VANNUCCINI; Junior discussant: Nanditha MATHEW;  Senior discussant : Laurent BACH



Thursday, October 27th - Public science

9.00 - 11.00: Lecture  7: Aldo GEUNA - STI Policy :  Universities and public research 

11.15 - 12.45 : PhD presentation n°7 Serdal OZUSAGLAM; Junior discussant: Mohammed H. TAVASSOLI; Senior discussant : Aldo GEUNA

14.00 - 16.00: Lecture  8: Patrick LLERENA - Economics of science and policies

15.45 - 17.45: PhD presentation n°8 Nanditha MATHEW; Junior discussant: Johannes PÖSCHL; Senior discussant : Patrick LLERENA



Friday, October 28th - Economics, economists and the practice of S&T policy
9.00 - 10.30: Lecture  9: Laurent BACH - STI Policy Evaluation

10.45 - 12.15: Lecture 10: Bart VERSPAGEN : Evaluation of Norwegian R&D susbsidies

13.00 - 15.00 or later : Closing cocktail and Closing debate on the role of economists in S&T policy, in particular based on NoE Dime  experience with the team of lecturers