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Networks in which the Ivie participates

As part of its research work, the Ivie fosters partnerships with national and foreign scientific institutions, promoting the development of collaborative networks.

Currently, the Institute participates in the following international networks:


    Data for European ICT industries analysis’ (DICTA), project jointly funded by the Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG CONNECT) and the Joint Research Centre (Institute for Prospective Technological Studies JRC-IPTS), both of the European Commission.

    The purpose of the project is to collect and process data on the ICT sector and data on research, development and innovation of ICT in the EU and other developed countries, as well as in the world’s emerging economies, as a continuation of PREDICT project.

    Additionally, the project pursues the following objectives:

    • To gather and process comparable data on the size of the ICT sector and its subsectors, business investment in R&D activities in ICT sectors, and public expenditure on ICT activities in the EU, other developed countries and emerging economies.
    • To gather and process comparable data on the media and content sector and its subsectors, as well as mail order/catalogue sales and e-commerce sector for the EU, other developed countries and emerging economies.
    • To develop recent estimations by using a “nowcasting” methodology (short-term estimates) in order to present the most up-to-date information.
    • To gather and develop data on international trade by ICT sector and bilateral trade in ICT goods and services.

    Starting date: Julio de 2015


    Prospective Insights on R&D in ICT (PREDICT) project jointly funded by the Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG CONNECT) and the Joint Research Centre (Institute for Prospective Technological Studies JRC-IPTS), both of the European Commission

    This project compares the evolution of the ICT sector and its R&D in the EU and its major competing countries.

    The project has four specific objectives:

    • The development of a database which includes information on the size of the ICT sector and its sub-sectors, business investment in R&D activities ICT sector, and public expenditure on ICT activities in the EU, other developed countries and emerging economies.
    • The elaboration of documents (PREDICT Report) that summarize the main trends in the ICT sector for the countries included in the database.
    • Co-organization with JRC-IPTS of several events in Brussels aimed at policy-makers and international experts to present and discuss the results of the project.
    • Elaboration of documents (Policy Brief) with economic policy recommendations from the database, reports (PREDICT Report) and the contribution of the participants at the Brussels’ meetings.

    Starting date: March 2012

    The Project has been developed in several phases.

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    This project aims to analyze the impact of public sector intangibles on innovation, well-being and “smart” growth (including the role of education, R&D and innovation, and the construction of a digital society). Special attention is being paid to the medium/long-term consequences of austerity policies on public sector intangibles in view of the expected recovery. Also, a public intangible database is being built for a wide set of EU countries, complemented with some large non-EU countries.

    In order to achieve its goals the SPINTAN project is structured around several work packages:

    • A methodological discussion on the concept of public sector intangibles
    • Building a public intangible database for a broad set of countries
    • The implications for smart growth and social inclusion of three key aspects of public sector policies: health, education and R&D with particular attention to higher education institutions
    • The effect of spillovers of public sector intangibles on the business sector
    • The present and future consequences of the austerity measures taken since 2008

    The project, coordinated by the Ivie, is carried out by academic researchers from a range of 12 European institutes and universities.

    Starting date: December 2013

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  • Competitiveness

    The Ivie participates in the European project in charge of conducting studies that lay the basis for the Annual European Report on Competitiveness. Promoting public debate on aspects related to competitiveness and making recommendations related to the Lisbon strategy and future business policies are some of the objectives of this report. The document is intended to provide high level discussion inputs in the debate on competitiveness of the Competitiveness Council of the European Union, in the context of the 2005 Employment and Growth Strategy.

    The studies are directed towards the development capacity of the economies in line with the goals of the Lisbon Agenda: how to sustain a high and rising standard of living for the all the European population, with high productivity levels and employment rates, in a context of environmental sustainability.

    Starting date: February 2010


    The objective of the INDICSER project is to develop a set of indicators which provide information on how the services sector affects economic growth. The data obtained will allow designing policies aimed at promoting growth and improving productivity in this sector.

    The indicators are divided into two main areas:

    • Market services, whose results are crucial to increase growth in the EU with respect to its competitors.
    • Non-market services, offered mainly by the different Governments, where it is relevant that taxpayers can assess how far public spending is effective, as well as its contribution to economy.

    The research of the INDICSER Project is divided into several research teams which are responsible of an area of work. The Ivie leads the research group responsible for constructing the health services indicators.

    The European Commission promotes and funds the INDICSER project of the Seventh Framework Programme, in which the Ivie participates along with seven other European institutions.

    Starting date: January 2010

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  • ICT

    The Ivie is one of the 31 European institutes participating in the ICTNET project (European Network for the Research on the Economic Impact of ICTs). This network aims at coordinating research in the economics of ICT in Europe bringing together leading research groups in this field. In addition to widening the analysis of the economic impact of ICT, the project aims to increase the relevance of the research on this topic. The project focuses on four areas in which the following is analyzed: the relationship between ICT and growth and productivity, R&D and intangibles, ICT-enabled innovation and its diffusion to the economy.

    The Ivie is part of the research group which aim is to study the relationship between ICT and growth and productivity.

    The project draws attention to the outstanding role played in the last two decades by ICT as a driver of productivity and growth. New technologies are currently one of the keys for countries to emerge from the economic crisis and to put them back on the path towards sustainable growth.

    Starting date: 2009

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    The EU KLEMS project aims to analyze productivity in the European Union (EU-25), the United States, Canada, South Korea, Australia and Japan. As a result of this work, a data bank on productivity and economic growth of 30 countries has been created, facilitating the comparison of different economies in terms of industry. Data currently covers the period 1970-2007, with a high disaggregation.

    This initiative is part of the 6th Framework Programme of the European Commission. The Ivie along with seventeen North American, Asian and European research centres and institutions have worked on this project.

    At present, EU KLEMS is funded by two projects of the 7th framework programme: WIOD and INDICSER.

    Starting date: 2005

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    At the end of 2009, the LA KLEMS project began as the opening to Latin America of the KLEMS productivity study. The project is coordinated by ECLAC with support from Harvard University, the University of Groningen and the Ivie. Initially, the project analyzes productivity in four Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico.


    In August 2010, the WORLD KLEMS project began with a conference that took place at Harvard University, with the participation of Ivie researchers, Matilde Mas and Francisco Pérez. This project further extends the KLEMS framework to other developing and transition economies: China, India, Indonesia, Russia, Turkey and Taiwan, as well as the countries included in the LA KLEMS project.

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  • The Wolpertinger Club

    The Wolpertinger Club is an association of university academics with a common interest in the economics of financial systems and financial institutions. They meet once a year to share their advances in research and exchange ideas. They also develop ways to co-operate in research and teaching of banking, financial institutions and the economics of financial systems.

    Further information on the European Association of University Teachers of Banking and Finance.