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SIMPATIC final conference

We are pleased to announce that the SIMPATIC Final Conference will take place on 26-27 February 2015 at HUB- Rue d’Assaut 2, Brussels.

SIMPATIC (Social Impact Policy Analysis of Technological Innovation Challenges) is a collaborative research project funded by the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities Programme of the 7FP of the European Union, and provides a comprehensive and operational tool box, allowing for a better assessment of the impact of research and innovation policy in Europe.

The aim of the Final Conference is to present all the research work conducted in the research areas of the project (micro, macro, green and social) during the 3 years projects, which will provide new scientific insights in fundamental and applied policy evaluation research.

More information can be found on the website (www.simpatic.eu ) which offers in-depth project results, all project publications, as well as information on the research partners.

Programme

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Thursday 26 February 2015

Economics of Public R&D Support

9.00 - 9.30 Registration & Coffee

9.30 - 10.15 Simona Mateut, Nottingham University Business School “Subsidies, financial constraints and firm innovative activities in developing economies”

10.15 - 11.00 Cedric Schneider, Copenhagen Business School “Science and Productivity: Evidence from a randomized natural experiment”

11.00 - 11.30 Coffee Break

11.30 - 12.15 Cindy Lopes Bento, KU Leuven “Direct and Cross-scheme effects in a Research and Development Subsidy Program”

12.15 – 13.00 Tuomas Takalo, Hanken School of Business and Otto Toivanen, KU Leuven, "Welfare Effects of European R&D Support Policies"

13.00 -13.30 Lunch Break

13.30 - 15.00 John Van Reenen, LSE “Evaluating innovation policies”

15.00 - 15.45 Jacques Mairesse, ENSAE "Public Funding and Its Relationship to Research Outcomes: Evidence for an Elite USUniversity”

15.45 - 16.00 Conclusions

16.30 -18.00 Internal meeting with SIMPATIC Partners and SAC/PAC Members

19.30 Dinner (on invitation)

Friday 27 February 2015

8.30 - 9.00 Registration

9.00 - 9.15 Welcoming remarks

  • Reinhilde Veugelers, Scientific Coordinator of SIMPATIC, Bruegel
  • Domenico Rosetti, DG RTD, European Commission, SIMPATIC project officer

9.15 - 10.15 Jobs & Innovation

  • Joze Damijan, Institute for Economic Research (Ljubljana)
  • Jordi Jaumandreau, Boston University

10.15 – 10.30 Coffee Break

10.30 - 11.30 Climate & Energy

  • Ralf Martin, Imperial College Business School
  • Georg Zachmann, Bruegel
  • Adam Jaffe, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research (videoconferencing)

11.30 - 12.00 Micro evaluation of R&D funding impact

  • Otto Toivanen, KU Leuven

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch Break

13.00 - 13.30 Policy Implications from micro-evaluations of R&D funding

  • Manuel Trajtenberg, Tel-Aviv University

13.30 - 14.30 Macro evaluation of R&D funding impact

  • Paul Zagamé, SEURECO
  • Philippe Aghion, Harvard University & Bruegel non-resident scholar (videoconferencing)

14.30 – 14.45 Coffee Break

14.45 - 16.30 Policy Panel. Bringing it all together: the impact on growth and jobs

  • Panel discussion chaired by Reinhilde Veugelers, Bruegel
  • Panel Members: Luc Soete U.Maastricht & RISE; André Sapir, Bruegel; Roman Arjona, DG RTD, EC; Werner Roëger, DG ECFIN, EC; Fréderique Sachwald, Ministère de l'Education nationale, de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche

16.30 Closing reception

12.00 – 13.00 Lunch Break

  • Venue: HUB, Rue d’Assaut 2, 1000 Brussels
  • Time: 26-27 February 2015, all day
  • Contact: [email protected], +32 (0)2 227 42 73