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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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Productivity, innovation and digitalisation: which global policy challenges?

How can new technologies help the global economy recover from the shocks of recent years? Can ICT and digital innovation improve productivity and create sustainable growth?

Speakers: Andrus Ansip, Robert Atkinson, Andreas Goerdeler, Scott Marcus, Eduardo Navarro de Carvalho, Karen E. Wilson and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy
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Policy Contribution

Addressing fragmentation in EU mobile telecom markets

Addressing fragmentation in EU mobile telecom markets

This Policy Contribution looks at EU mobile telecoms markets and analyses potential concrete measures to improve end-users’ access conditions and address EUmarket fragmentation.

By: Mario Mariniello and Francesco Salemi Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: August 4, 2015
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Antitrust, regulatory capture and economic integration

Antitrust, regulatory capture and economic integration

The paper investigates the distortions that national competition authorities generate when they pursue non-competitive goals in favour of domestic firms, and discusses ways to address this negative policy development in a globalised world.

By: Mario Mariniello, Damien Neven and Jorge Padilla Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: July 22, 2015
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Mario Mariniello
Francesco Salemi

Huawei vs ZTE judgement: a welcome decision?

Today the European Court of Justice (ECJ) will rule on a dispute between Chinese tech companies Huawei and ZTE regarding a patent “essential” to the “Long Term Evolution” (LTE) wireless broadband technology standard. 

By: Mario Mariniello and Francesco Salemi Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: July 15, 2015
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Dalia Marin

Europe's Export Superstars

Germany is 'Exportweltmeister' (world champion in exporting) as it is phrased by the German media. Between 2000 and 2013 German exports increased by 154 percent compared to 127 percent in Spain, 98 percent in the UK, 79 percent in France and 72 percent in Italy. What has contributed to this exceptional export performance of Germany compared to other European countries? 

By: Dalia Marin, Jan Schymik and Jan Tscheke Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: July 14, 2015
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The productivity gap: why is innovation not increasing growth?

We live in an age of huge technological and commercial innovation. Yet Europe is struggling to emerge from low productivity and weak growth.

Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: July 9, 2015
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Collaborative innovation in the entrepreneurial ecosystem

European policymakers are currently appraising different plans to create jobs and foster economic growth. Entrepreneurship through the creation of innovative young firms is a priority.

Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: June 30, 2015
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Policy lessons from financing innovative firms

Policy lessons from financing innovative firms

There has been increasing concern from policy makers around the world about the lack of access to finance for young innovative firms. As a result, governments in many OECD countries have sought to address the financing gap and perceived market failures by supporting the seed and early stage market.

By: Karen E. Wilson Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: June 25, 2015
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Marek Dabrowski

The slow-reform trap

Ukraine is perhaps the most convincing example of a victim of slow reform. Since independence in 1991, it has missed several political windows of opportunity to comprehensively reform its economy and state institutions. Had these reforms been put in place, today Ukraine would be a different country. 

By: Marek Dabrowski Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: June 17, 2015
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Zsolt Darvas

Is Greece Destined to Grow?

There is much talk about the impasse between Greece and its official lenders in their bail-out negotiations, so I thought I would write about something else instead: the changes in the Greek economy towards a new growth model.

By: Zsolt Darvas Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance, Innovation & Competition Policy Date: June 15, 2015
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Günther H. Oettinger's speech at Bruegel's event "What Digital Union for Europe?"

Günther H. Oettinger's speech at Bruegel's anniversary event "What Digital Union for Europe?", which took place in Warsaw on 15 June 2015.

By: Bruegel Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: June 15, 2015
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What digital union?

The conference in Warsaw focused on the digital economy, a topic which is often at the heart of discussions on how Europe can emerge from the economic crisis of recent years.

Topic: Innovation & Competition Policy Date: June 15, 2015
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