The aim of DIMETIC is to offer younger researchers a specific training in the new developments of the Dynamics of Institutions and Markets in Europe and to provide an opportunity for direct interaction between younger researchers and "seniors" known for their expertise in the field.
Participants are expected to attend two sessions at least. Pécs sessions The topic of the Pécs session was Regional and policy dimensions of innovation and growth.
The first week focussed on Geography of innovation and growth: theory and empirics and the second uni mannheim félév dátumokat focussed on Policy for the knowledge economies. Technological change is the single most important drive of long run economic growth.
The focus of the first week was on the current state of affairs of this field in theory, empirical research and methodology. Leading international experts provided overviews from the theoretical perspectives of the new economic geography and evolutionary geography and summarized empirical results in entrepreneurship research and the geography of innovation.
Sessions on spatial econometrics and spatial computable general equilibrium modelling were also provided to introduce students to empirical research methodology. The second week explored the growing role played by science, technology and innovation policies in modern economies, and to which extent their design, implementation and evaluation take into account the specificities of knowledge-based economies.
Emphasize was given to the renewed importance of science policy and the role of universities, the role of policy towards financing high-tech start-ups, the evolution of European policies and the coherence with some other policies addressing social needs and industrial issues.