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SIMPATIC Second Conference

The research team of the SIMPATIC project is organising the 2nd Annual Conference, to be held in The Hague on April 2-4, 2013. SIMPATIC is a Collaborative Research Project funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union, coordinated by Bruegel, which provides policy makers with a comprehensive and operational tool box allowing for […]

Date: April 2, 2014, 8:00 am

The research team of the SIMPATIC project is organising the 2nd Annual Conference, to be held in The Hague on April 2-4, 2013. SIMPATIC is a Collaborative Research Project funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union, coordinated by Bruegel, which provides policy makers with a comprehensive and operational tool box allowing for a better assessment of the impact of research and innovation policies in Europe, thus allowing European innovation policy makers to better address the EU2020 challenges.

During the three days of scientific and policy sessions, interim results will be presented to the political and academic communities in all research areas (micro, macro, green and social), as well as a draft report on impact of RTD policy effects conducted by Reinhilde Veugelers (to be published in February 2015).

The event will bring together a range of high-ranking participants, including EU officials, active and former senior policymakers, recognised academic experts and private sector specialists.

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Opinion

Carlo Altomonte
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The knowns and unknowns of the European competitiveness debate

Micro-economic features of economic systems can have a major impact on national performance. Policymakers should therefore reconfigure their scoreboards to reflect the roles played in a country’s economic growth by large internationalized firms, global value chains or resource reallocation.

By: Carlo Altomonte and Gábor Békés Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: April 27, 2016
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Upcoming Event

3 
May
2016
13:15

E-commerce in Europe: Lessons for parcel delivery from electronic communications

Bruegel is pleased to welcome Andrus Ansip, Vice-President of the European Commission and European Commissioner for the Digital Single Market. He will discuss the place of parcel delivery in the DSM, and comment on research by Bruegel scholars which suggests that there are useful parallels with telecommunications interconnection and with roaming.

Speakers: Andrus Ansip, Jean-Paul Forceville, Annegret Groebel, J. Scott Marcus and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
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Past Event

Past Event

Competing with big data

There is plenty of hype around big data. But does it only offer operational advantages, or can it provide firms with sustainable competitive advantage?

Speakers: Anja Lambrecht, Jakob Kucharczyk, Beatriz Sanz Fernández-Vega, Cyril Ritter, Catherine Tucker and Karen E. Wilson Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: April 26, 2016
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Upcoming Event

7 
Jun
2016
12:30

Internet taxation: challenges and policy recommendations

The digital economy creates new challenges for taxation. The emergence of internet platforms has affected the ability of national authorities to tax transactions and corporate profits. The main actors in the digital economy are often based outside the jurisdiction of national tax authorities. They use transfer prices to reduce their tax bills, which leads to […]

Speakers: Francis Bloch, J. Scott Marcus and Georgios Petropoulos Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels
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Past Event

Past Event

What can Europe learn from US science policy?

There were high expectations for the effect of the COMPETES Acts on the US research and innovation landscape. But were these expectations met and what can Europea learn from the US experience?

Speakers: Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, Tommy Dolan, Jeff Furman, Kurt Vandenberghe and Reinhilde Veugelers Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: April 7, 2016
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Policy Contribution

The European Union’s growing innovation divide

The European Union’s growing innovation divide

This Policy Contribution examines the EU’s struggle to improve its capacity for innovation, in particular the differences between EU member states in terms of their capacity to innovate.

By: Reinhilde Veugelers Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: April 7, 2016
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Blog Post

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German Facebook probe links data protection and competition policy

On March 2, 2016, the German Federal Cartel Office opened an antitrust investigation into Facebook’s contract clauses on data use, in what appears to be the first antitrust case in Europe based on a breach of data protection rules. We discuss the link between data protection rules and competition policy, which is still underexplored.

By: Nuria Boot and Georgios Petropoulos Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: March 14, 2016
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Past Event

Past Event

Sustainability and green innovation in competition policy

The green agenda is a top priority of the Juncker commission. In this event we will focus the role of competition policy in promoting sustainability and green innovation.

Speakers: Céline Gauer, Maarten Pieter Schinkel, Yossi Spiegel and Reinhilde Veugelers Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels Date: March 2, 2016
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Blog Post

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Services in European manufacturing: servinomics explained

Making the manufacturing sector more competitive is vital to restore economic growth in Europe. Changing business models to sell services as well as products can provide useful revenue to manufacturers.

By: Tommaso Aquilante, Oscar F. Bustinza and Ferran Vendrell-Herrero Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: March 1, 2016
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Working Paper

The dynamics of leniency application and the knock-on effect of cartel enforcement

The dynamics of leniency application and the knock-on effect of cartel enforcement

This paper shows that antitrust investigation in a market increases leniency applications in related markets. The authors used a novel application of multi-spell discrete-time survival analysis for a sample of cartels prosecuted by the EC between 1996 and 2014.

By: Jun Zhou Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: February 29, 2016
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Working Paper

Getting the most from public R&D spending in times of budgetary austerity

Getting the most from public R&D spending in times of budgetary austerity

The dangerous cocktail of high debt and low growth in Europe calls for smart public investment that fosters growth whithout being a burden for public finances. Can public spending in R&D sustain innovation and growth, and does it qualify as a smart investment?

By: Reinhilde Veugelers Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: February 24, 2016
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Uber and the economic impact of sharing economy platforms

Consumers enjoy the cheaper taxi services provided by Uber, but the company has proven divisive among taxi drivers. Regulators should allow Uber to operate, but under stricter regulations, to ensure that consumers reap the benefits, and drivers operate on a level playing field.

By: Georgios Petropoulos Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: February 22, 2016
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