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EdEN (Education Economics Network)

Horizon 2020 Twinning project 2016-2018

The Horizon 2020 Twinning project EdEN marks the start of an enhanced cooperation in the field of education economics between three top ranked economics of education research groups in EU-15 countries - KU Leuven, U Maastricht and Politecnico di Milano - and the CERSHAS. Education economics is one of the most important applied economics fields that provide direct evidence to policy makers on educational issues. The proposed project focuses on three clusters of methodologies – program evaluation, structural modeling and efficiency analysis – and fosters cooperation between the institutions along more specific research lines within these clusters. The project also increases the awareness of the education economics among Ph.D. students from the participating countries as well as at building a stronger network of already practicing education economists within the specific research lines. For more information please visit the project website

Eden Partners:

Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven – Leuven Economics of Education Research
Universiteit Maastricht – Top Institute for Evidence Based Educational Research
Politecnico di Milano, Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering 

Creating Economic Space for Social Innovation

CrESSI, EU 7th RTD Framework Programme project 2014-2018

The CrESSI project explores the economic underpinnings of social innovation with a particular focus on how policy and practice can enhance the lives of the most marginalised and disempowered citizens in society. Overall, the project takes an institutionalist view of the key issues exploring the drivers and structures that lead to marginalisation and disempowerment. This research also aims to set out how interventions drawing on social innovation can address major economic, social and power imbalances and inequalities. Key themes to be addressed by this project include:

  • How markets as socio-economic institutions relate to the poor, marginalised and vulnerable;
  •  What are the drivers of, and barriers to, social innovation in various institutional settings market and non-market;
  • What is the role of public policy instruments in developing finance structures and wider eco-systems to support the development and growth of social innovation;
  • How can the impact of social innovation be captured and measured at the organizational and national levels.

CrESSI Partners:

University of Oxford (co-ordinator), UK
Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Università di Pavia, Italy
Universität Greifswald, Germany
Universität Heidelberg, Germany
University of Tampere, Finland


Mapping European Competitiveness

MapCompete EU 7th framework project 2013-2015

Competitiveness is at the heart of policy making at the Union level and specifically within the Eurogroup. The aim of this project is to provide a thorough assessment of data opportunities and requirements for the analysis of comparative competitiveness in European countries.  Work will provide a comprehensive overview of the datasets which are either used to construct already existent competitiveness indicators or could represent the source to build new indicators. Also, the matchability of datasets on different topical, technical and regional levels will be analyzed, both within as well as across countries. Based on the findings of the first work packages, steps to enhance the quality and availability of existing data as well as suggest methods and sources for new data collections are aimed to identify. The objective is to contribute to designing new research directions leading towards better competitiveness indicators in order to establish a bridge between its micro and micro dimensions.

MapCompete site Partners:
The Centre for Economic and Regional Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (CERS-HAS),
Bruegel, Centro Studi Luca d’Agliano (LdA),
Institute for Applied Economic Research (IAW),
Paris School of Economics (PSE),
Sciences Po

International comparisons of product supply chains in the agro-food sectors: determinants of their competitiveness and performance on EU and international markets

Compete EU 7th framework project 2012-2015

The project will deliver a coherent and innovative evaluation of competitiveness of European food chains by integrating various new approaches. Based on this, the research results allows to deduce a congruent, coherent and consistent set of policy recommendations aiming at improving competitiveness and promoting the Knowledge Based Bio-Economy in Europe.
The analysis is conducted along two lines, (1) conception and indicators of competitiveness and (2) its determinants. In the first part a comprehensive definition of competitiveness will be developed by integrating the finding from selected theoretical micro and macro approaches. This framework constitutes the basis for the empirical analysis, where the EU position on world markets will be discussed in relation to that of major competitors.
The second part deals with selected determinants of competitiveness. These include policy intervention and business environment, productivity in agriculture and food processing, the functioning of domestic and international markets, the choice of governance structures as well as innovative activities in food processing. The analysis of the determinants will contribute significantly to be better and deeper understanding of competitiveness and the deduction of policy recommendations.


Final report: Synthesis of Findings

COMPETE Final Consultation Workshop

22nd September 2015 10:00am – 17:00pm

Brussels, Belgium



Leibniz Institut fuer Agrarentwicklung in Mittel- und Osteuropa (IAMO), Germany - the Coordinator
Institute of Agricultural Economics, Romania
Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Univerza na Primorskem- Universita della Primorska Universita del Litorale, Faculty of Management Koper, Slovenia
Ceska Zemedelska Univerzita v Praze, Czech Republic
Universita degli Studi di Milano-DEMM, Italy
University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Great Britain
Ekonomski Fakultet, Univerzitet V Beogradu, Serbia
Uniwersytet Warszawski, Poland
Vod Jetřichovec, Družstvo, Czech Republic
Potravinarska Komora Ceske Republiky, Czech Republic
Balkan Security Network, Belgrade, Serbia
Asociatia Romana de Economie Rurala Si Agroalimentara "Virgil Madgearu”, Romania
Bundesvereinigung der Deutschen Ernährungsindustrie e.V. - BVE, Germany
Federazione Italiana Dell’industria Alimentare Associazione, Italy

Growth-Innovation-Competitiveness: Fostering Cohesion in Central and Eastern

GRINCOH – EU 7th framework project 2012-2015

GRINCOH addresses two issues affecting Central and Eastern European economies: the disjuncture between fast productivity growth and poor performance in developing innovative capacities for longer-term sustainable growth; and the pronounced economic, social and environmental territorial disparities resulting from accelerated growth. The project objectives are to: (a) establish development scenarios for CEECs up to 2020 under different assumptions of political frameworks, institutional conditions and development strategies; (b) identify the implications for sustainable growth – based on innovation and the development of technological capabilities – and greater economic, social and territorial cohesion; and (c) advise on future policy options, especially for EU Cohesion policy.
The project lasts from 2012 to 2015. Research is organized in nine scientific work packages that are associated with each other horizontally and vertically. Researchers participate in six work packages, three of which are coordinated by scholars of this institute.

Related links:

GRINCOH newsletter
University of Warsaw (Poland)
The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (Austria)
Centre for Economic and Regional Studies (Hungary)
University College London (UK)
The Halle Institute for Economic Research (Germany)
niversity of Strathclyde (UK)
Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies (Romania)
niversity of North Finland (Finland)
University of Pécs (Hungary)
Institute of Baltic Studies (Estonia)
Institute for Economic Research (Slovenia)
Grzegorz Gorzelak (Centre for Regional and Local Studies, University of Warsaw)

Support of Learning And Innovation Networks for Sustainable Agriculture

SOLINSA – EU 7th framework project 2011-2014

A key aim of SOLINSA is to understand how such networks (LINSA) develop and operate in practice. Specifically it aims to identify barriers to their development and explore how policy instruments, financial arrangements, research, education and advisory services might support them in cost-efficient and effective ways.
The results of the project will consist of:

  • Tools and methods for practitioners that are involved in learning and innovation in agriculture;
  • Recommendations on policy instruments and financial arrangements that support learning and innovation for sustainable agriculture;
  • Concepts to reflect on learning and innovation processes as drivers of transition to sustainable rural development.

SOLINSA site Project co-ordinator: Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (Fibl), Switzerland
  • France, Institut de l’élevage
  • Germany, University of Hohenheim
  • Hungary, Institute of Economics of Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Italy, University of Pisa
  • Latvia, Baltic Studies Centre
  • Switzerland, AGRIDEA, the Federal Institute for Technology, and Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (Fibl)
  • The Netherlands, Wageningen University communication and innovation studies and rural sociology
  • United Kingdom, University of Gloucester, and University of the West England Bristol

European Firms in a Global Economy: Internal policies for external competitiveness

EFIGE - EU 7th FP project

The chances of European countries to grow, prosper and provide well being to their citizens rest on the ability of their firms to become successful traders and producers in foreign markets within and outside the EU. This project examines the pattern of internationalisation of European firms. With a clear focus on defining adequate and effective policy measures, it looks at the broad factors constraining or enhancing companies' foreign operations, like growth in size and productivity; type of ownership and corporate governance; access to financial markets; innovation; the macroeconomic environment.  It will do so by combining theoretical and empirical research at the frontier of the academic and policy debate with the gathering of new data through a cross country survey. The main questions addressed by the project are: What are the features of European firms that successfully compete in international markets? To what extent do they contribute to productivity and employment? Does access to foreign market enhance firm performance through a learning process? Why are some countries more successful in international trade and FDI? What are the policies that can improve a nation’s foreign trade performance? Does integration within the Single Market foster productivity improvements? Has the euro led to a wider participation of firms in cross-border business? What policies can promote the participation of other European firms that are currently excluded from international markets? What are the gains and the adjustments involved in reducing barriers to trade and foreign direct investment (FDI)? What policies can best maximise gains and smooth adjustments?

Related link:

EFIGE website


Bruegel (Belgium)
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)
Centre for Economic Policy Research (UK)
IE HAS (Hungary)
Institute for Applied Economic Research (Germany)
Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano (Italy)
UniCredit (Italy)
Centre d’Etudes Prospectives et d’Informations
Internationales (France)
Associate partners:
Bank of Belgium
Bank of France
Federal Bank of Germany
Bank of Italy
Bank of Spain

Public Sector Employment and Wages in Hungary - Evidence from Micro Data

The Hungarian Scientific Research Fund

The purpose of the research proposed here is to develop a comprehensive empirical analysis of the Hungarian public sector labor markets, based on micro datasets. About 20 percent of all employed, and 30 percent of all employees work in the public sector, therefore it represents a large part of total employment (author’s own calculations). These labor markets have not undergone serious reforms so far, but during the last years there have been attempts made to reform segments of the public sector, with effects on public sector employees. Two major changes took place in the last decade: the general wage increase of about 50 percent of all public employees in 2002, and the downsizing of the public sector, in which public administration was hit the most. The political discourse and the events of the last year are evidence that the reform is going to take place, and a prerequisite for a successful reform is understanding the state of this labor market and the effects induced by changes in wage setting or employment regulation.
Our research has three broad goals:
First, we analyze the differences between the public and private sectors along multiple dimensions.
Second, taking advantage of the large and abrupt wage increase that took place in 2002, we discuss issues that can be identified much better in this quasi-experimental context than in a case when there is no large, exogenuous change in wages.
Finally, we are also going to study the effects of the downsizing that took place in the last period.

Related link:

Project research proposal
Host Institute:
Labour Market Group at the Institute of Economics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

SCience, Innovation, FIrms and markets in a GLObalized World

SCIFI-GLOW - EU 7th FP project

Knowledge as a public good with potential spillovers is the rationale behind intellectual property protection and subsidies for investments in innovations that will potentially lead to high spillovers. The project will look for common as well as contrasting trends in the research sector, and the corporate sector in general, as a result of globalization: for example, to what extent does the increased competitive pressure implied by globalization lead to more productivity in both areas? What are the potential drawbacks of this pressure, for example in terms of instability and/or inequality of outcomes? To what extent do we see similar tendencies of globalization in the two sectors in terms of the emergence of Asia, for example? And to what extent does globalization lead to faster transmission of knowledge, from the research sector to manufacturing and service firms? The project will be disaggregated into two main parts. The first one aims at advancing the frontier of knowledge concerning the production of knowledge in a global world. It will provide evidence to be used in part 2, which looks at the effect of globalization on the organization of firms, and in particular on their use of knowledge and the implications it has on productivity, employment and competitiveness. The goal is to assess the interactions between science, innovation and production in a unified way.

Related link:

SCIFI-GLOW website


Centre for Economic Policy Research (United Kingdom)
Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium )
University of Munich (Germany)
Universiteit Maastricht (Netherlands)
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)
The London School of Economics and Political Science (United Kingdom)
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France)
Toulouse School of Economics (France)
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)
IE HAS (Hungary)

The Future Impact of Security and Defence Policies on the European Research Area

SANDERA – EU 7th FP project

SANDERA is one of six projects funded by the European Commission’s DG Research promoting ‘blue sky’ research on emerging issues affecting European science and technology.
The objective of SANDERA is to examine the future relationship between security and defence policy, on the one hand, and research policy, on the other, and to investigate the potential policy issues that may arise from future developments at the interface between them.
SANDERA brings together two critical EU policy domains: the EU Lisbon Strategy to move towards the European Research Area (ERA) and those EU policies focused on the security of the European citizen in the world.
As a foresight project SANDERA will particular:
- identify drivers of change in the relationship between security and defence policies and the ERA; 
develop exploratory scenarios of alternative futures of this relationship; 
analyse the policy implications and develop indicators of change.
The SANDERA team will engage stakeholders throughout the projects. Key activities include workshops, a conference, regular newsletters, and the creation of a website to reach out to the public.

Related link:
SANDERA website

Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR), United Kingdom
Andrew JAMES
Tel: +44 161 27 55860
Email to Andrew JAMES


ARMINES (France)
CBS-Copenhagen Business School (Denmark)
EGMONT-Royal Institute of International Relations (Belgium)
IE HAS (Hungary) Project coordinator: Attila Havas
IAI-Istituto Affari Internazzionali (Italy)
SWP-Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (Germany)
University of Lund (Sweden)

Advancing knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship and innovation for growth and social well-being in Europe

AEGIS - EU 7th FP project

AEGIS is aimed at analysing the interactions between knowledge, economic growth and social well-being in the European Union. It focuses on knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship as a necessary mechanism and an agent of change mediating between the creation of knowledge and its transformation into economic activity.
Knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship is perceived here in as a core interface between two interdependent systems: the knowledge generation and diffusion system, on the one hand, and the productive system, on the other. Both systems shape and are shaped by the broader social context – including customs, culture, and institutions – thus also pointing at the linkage of entrepreneurship to that context.
The project has three main objectives (research thrusts). At the micro-level, it purports to study in-depth the very act of knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship, its defining characteristics, boundaries, scope and incentives.
At the macro-level, it analyses the link between knowledge entrepreneurship, economic growth and social well-being, also extending to the socio-economic processes that help transform the "animal spirits" (John Maynard Keynes) into a self-reinforcing process for broader societal prosperity. The way the broader socio-economic environment stokes "animal spirits" and benefits from them is studied within the contexts of various shades of capitalism in Europe and elsewhere, expanding beyond the growth accounting and endogenous growth approaches and issues to novel concepts of knowledge-intensive entrepreneurship in growth and, further, into the underlying issues of social well-being such as inclusion, cohesion, equity, opportunities, and social care.
Finally, at the policy level, the project takes a systemic approach aiming at an organic integration of diverse sets of policies that influence the creation and growth of innovative entrepreneurial ventures based on knowledge generation and diffusion.

Related link:

PLANET S.A., Research & Innovation Unit
EL - Athens

Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, CESPRI
National Technical University of Athens, School of Chemical Engineering, Laboratory of Industrial and Energy Economics
Institute for Management of Innovation and Technology
Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science, Evolutionary Economics Group
Lunds Universitet, CIRCLE
Universiteit Utrecht, Urban and Regional Research Centre
Technische Universität Dortmund, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Université Louis Pasteur, Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée
University College London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies
Unidade de Estudos sobre Complexidade e Economia
Aalborg University, Department of Business Studies
Technicsche Universiteit Eindhoven
University of Sussex, Science and Technology Policy Research (SPRU)
Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences-Attila Havas
Centrum ekonomickych studii Vysoke skoly ekonomie a managementu, Centre for Economic Studies
National Competitiveness Council
The Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federation, Department of Economic Theory
Zhejiang University, School of Management
Centre for Development Studies
Centre for Social and Economic Research (CASE)

MICRO-DYN (stands for 'Micro-Dynamics') is an international economic research project dealing with the competitiveness of firms, regions and industries in the knowledge-based economy and the possibilities for job-rich growth in Europe. The central research objective of the project is to address in a comprehensive and methodologically coherent way some of the core driving forces of innovation, competitiveness, employment and growth in the contemporary European economy. In our approach to this theme we start from the conjecture that understanding the microeconomic foundations of innovation, competitiveness and growth at the firm level, as well as the firms' interactions with the labour market, is key to understanding the nature of these phenomena at a more aggregated (regional, sectoral or macro) level. Hence integrated and comparable cross-country firm-level research shapes the core of the project.
The analysis will use comprehensive datasets across European regions, industries and countries. Individual data on firms call for statistical models of individual behaviour allowing for firm heterogeneity. These models have then to be aggregated at sectoral, regional and national levels to recover the behaviour of aggregate variables. At the moment, there are very few such models as different researchers have concentrated on different levels of aggregation with little exploration of their interdependence. Further development is of paramount importance as sound micro foundations help to highlight the role of key microeconomic and policy parameters whose changes determine the reallocation of resources within and between sectors, within and between regions, within and between countries.
The project lasts from 2006 to 2010 and is structured into seven scientific Work packages (WPs) which are integrated through the use of common and overlapping sets of micro-data, a common research agenda and the joint use and development of research methodologies.
MICRO-DYN is financed by the Sixth Framework Programme of the European Union. This site does not reflect the official view of the European Commission.

Related link:

Micro-Dyn website
The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (WIIW)
Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (IEHAS) Researcher: László Halpern
The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (WIIW)
Centre for Economic and Strategic Research (CESR)
Département d´Econométrie et d´Economie Politique, Université de Lausanne (DEEP)
Institut für Angewandte Wirtschaftsforschung e.V. (IAW)
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
Centre for technology, innovation and culture, University of Oslo (TIK)
Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)
Groningen Growth and Development Centre, University of Groningen (GGDC)
Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
Institute of Economic Research (IER)
European Economy Group, University of Madrid (GRIPICO)
Judge Business School, University of Cambridge (Judge)
Center for Social and Economic Research (CASE)
Temporelles en Economie , Université Paris XII Val de Marne (ERUDITE)
National Bank of Poland (PNB)


EU 6th FP project

FUTUREFOOD6 is a Specific Support Action (SSA) project financed by the European Commission under the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6). It will help to assist the total food chain in Central and Eastern European countries to reach international quality and safety standards, and in turn, enhance European competitiveness as a whole by developing an industry, which is synonymous with safety, diversity, sophistication and products of high quality.

The objectives of the project are:
1. to promote a new decision-making culture among managers and policy-makers in order to put quality and safety issues into the centre of the total food chain management
2. to identify future key technologies and new business models to promote the quality and safety requirements in food production, by establishing a Food Quality and Safety Platform in CEE countries

Food quality and safety are crucial aspects of human life and are, therefore, prime policy objectives of the EU. Food quality and safety have to be secured through regulations with regard to inputs, production processes, outputs, transportation, storage, packaging, labeling, documentation of origin and the like, for creating an adequate infrastructure for food markets and their smooth development. The food industries in the CEE are undergoing sweeping ownership, technological, organizational and financial changes. The new decision-making processes should put a strong emphasis on safety and quality standards. Substantial changes in financial services, wholesale markets, commodities exchange, price information, transportation facilities and infrastructure are also needed.

The FUTUREFOOD6 project is fully financed by the European Commission´s 6th Framework Programme and is been coordinated by UNIDO.

Related link:

UNIDO - United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Vienna, Austria
OPTI - Fundación Observatiorio de Prospectiva Tecnológica Industrial, Spain
WIIW - The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, Austria
IE HAS - Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary. Project coordinator: Imre Fertő
TC AS CR - Technology Centre of the Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
BIC GROUP - BIC Group s.r.o., Slovakia
NWMC - National Wholesale Market Company Inc., Croatia
UEFISCSU - Executive Agency for Higher Education and Research Funding, Romania
ARC FUND - Applied Research and Communications Fund, Bulgaria

The project aims at a better understanding of the sources and implications of skill deficiencies - a condition repeatedly indicated by international comparative surveys of the adult population and students. It combines economic and educational research in answering why the Hungarian school system fails to provide a significant proportion of students with functional literacy/numeracy and practicable competencies, and how these deficiencies constrain low-skilled workers in obtaining gainful employment. In particular, the project addresses issues of (i) student attitudes and their relation to students' social background and regional affiliation (ii) sources of variation in school quality (iii) forces that maintain an exceptionally high level of school segregation (iv) selection and incentives in teachers' labour market (v) impact of education and measurable skills on the careers available to graduates in the labour market. All issues are addressed using individual data from large population and student surveys collected in Hungary and other European countries. The project concludes with proposals for educational and employment policies to tackle skill formation and assistance for low-skilled graduates.

Related link:

Website of the project

Coordinator: Károly Fazekas
Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
University of Szeged (SZTE), Hungary
Corvinus University of Budapest (BCE), Hungary

Competitive pressure and its social consequences in EU member states and in associated countries (COMPPRESS)

COMPPRESS - EU 5th FP project

It is expected that the project will contribute to a better understanding of the changing nature of competitive pressure on the enterprise level as a result of the deepening of the process of European economic integration. By providing new insights about this important microeconomic change it will contribute to the policy debate on competition policy in general and, in particular, on competition policy in the EU. The competitive pressure in corporate sector affects employees and contribute to the general perception of the market. It may generate or hinder policy steps through which feedback effect can also occur. The project therefore will capture, in an international context, the attitude of the organisations of market players to competitive pressure in the accession countries, as well as the extent to which they facilitate or obstruct structural reforms, the prevalence of market competition and mitigation of the social costs of transformation. Competitive pressure is most often chanelled by foreign players on the domestic market. It is expected that this project will provide robust evidence on the potential for and exploitation of spillovers in transitional economies. The most exciting field of research is the link between competition and labour market. We expect to understand better the specific effect of strong competitive pressure on the labour market in accession countries. A disaggregated analysis of these processes will facilitate a macro-economic analysis of employment and wage responses. The combination of the relevant segments of the labour markets will explain the dynamics of the aggregate market during the catch-up process. It can assist public policy to design educational reform to the likely skill distribution emerging from the restructuring process. Easing the rural employment problems in candidate countries - low overall level of employment, and unnaturally high reliance on agricultural employment - may require special institutions, especially if candidate countries want to achieve a significant progress towards the ambitious Lisbon 2000 employment target. International comparison will help to separate policy-specific consequences from the features of the labour markets stemming from general characteristics of transition. The project will contribute to the EU's and candidate countries' policy debate on the social costs or consequences of further liberalisation of markets within enlarged EU, adding the human capital long term dimension to the usual social protection short term approach. The rising poverty rates and increasing income gaps in candidate countries should be addressed from two perspectives: as a consequence of the system's transition to the market economy and as a heritage-of-the-past revealed. Integration could solve this problem in the long run, but specific actions have to be undertaken in the short run in order to cope with this challenge. Finally, the relationship between competition and its perception may yield two kinds of results. The first general type of result is a better understanding of the link between competition, income differentiation and subjective welfare. The comparative aspect of the study will be useful in assessing the various links between the nature of competition and subjective welfare. The second type of result is the production of information on accession countries' situation in terms of public attitudes towards competition, income dispersion and volatility. This information should be useful at a time when important changes have to be accepted by the population in order to meet the accession criteria and the requirements of the "acquis communautaire".

Related link:


Coordinator: László Halpern
Institute of Economics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Centre for Economic and Strategic Research (Bulgaria)
Fédération pour la recherche économique et financičre (France)
Institute for Economic Research (Slovenia)
Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy, University of Nottingham (UK)
Romanian Centre for Economic Modelling (Romania)

Knowledge-based economy and selected issues of the labour market in Hungary in the XXI century

National Office for Research and Technology

It is the goal of the Hungarian economic policy to increase the level of employment and to decrease regional differences on the labour market while maintaining economic stability. How can these goals be achieved in the new era of globalization and IT revolution? What resources we can rely on when faced with these new challenges? Forces that govern present day economies in the developed world elevate productivity and are increasingly demanding inrespect of the quality of the workforce. The less educated, the less productive workers can easily lose their jobs which,in turn, contributes to growing social inequalities and regional disparities. Can these negative concommitants of development be avoided in Hungary? In what direction labour market policies should seek solutions? Answers to these questions are the mainfocus of our research.

Related link: Consortium Members:
Central Statistical Office
Corvinus University, Budapest
Project coordinator: Károly Fazekas(KTI)
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