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EU Regions and the Upgrading for the Digital Age

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has recently launched the following report: “EU regions and the upgrading for the digital age” by Antonio Vezzani, Emanuele Pugliese and Petros Gkotsis. In this work they use patent data from the European patent office (EPO) to assess the capabilities of EU regions in developing digital technologies …
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IMF World Economic Outlook – October 2018 Update

The IMF has recently released the latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), “Challenges to Steady Growth.” The report projects that global growth will remain steady over this year and next, at last year’s rate of 3.7 percent. This growth exceeds that achieved in any of the years between 2012 and 2016, and it occurs as many …
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Industrial R&D Continued to Grow Substantially in 2017

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has recently launched the following Policy brief: “Industrial R&D continued to grow substantially in 2017” by Petros Gkotsis, Hector Hernández and Antonio Vezzani. In this Issue: • R&D funded by the business sector increased in the EU by 5.6%, below the 6.1% global rate and the US …
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Arab World Competitiveness Report 2018

The Arab World is at a critical juncture. Ambitious economic and social reforms bring great economic promise to the region and at the same time we continue to see fragility and persisting inequalities that can potentially erode social cohesion. The “Arab World Competitiveness Report 2018“, which is the result of a long-standing collaboration between the …
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Global Economic Prospects, June 2018: The Turning of the Tide?

The World Bank has just published the report “Global Economic Prospects, June 2018: The Turning of the Tide?”. Global growth has eased but remains robust, although with downside risks. The possibility of financial market stress, escalating trade protectionism and heightened geopolitical tensions continue to cloud the outlook. Financial market stress could arise as a result …
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Inward Greenfield FDI and Patterns of Job Polarization

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has recently launched the following Working Paper: “Inward greenfield FDI and patterns of job polarization” by Sara Amoroso and Pietro Moncada-Paternò-Castello. The unprecedented growth in FDI in the last decades has caused drastic changes in the labour markets of the host countries. The major part of FDI …
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From R&D to Market: Using Trademarks to Capture the Market Capability of Top R&D Investors

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has recently launched the following Working Paper: “From R&D to market: using trademarks to capture the market capability of top R&D investors” by Carolina Castaldi and Mafini Dosso. This paper investigates the links between the market capability of top corporate R&D investors (EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboards), …
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The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018

The World Bank has just has released the third volume on wealth accounting: “The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018: Building a Sustainable Future”. National income is underpinned by a country’s wealth–measured comprehensively to include all assets, produced capital, human capital, natural capital and net financial assets–and sustained economic growth over the long term requires investment …
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World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2018

The 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting (23-26 January, Davos-Klosters, Switzerland) aims to rededicate leaders from all walks of life to developing a shared narrative to improve the state of the world. The programme, initiatives and projects of the meeting are focused on the theme “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World.” More than …
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Readiness for the Future of Production Report 2018

The first edition of the Readiness for the Future of Production Assessment, prepared in collaboration with A.T. Kearney, is part of the World Economic Forum System Initiative on Shaping the Future of Production. The assessment benchmarks readiness for the future of production for 100 countries according to 59 indicators covering two main dimensions: Structure of …
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