Author: Iason Diafas

Regionalization of EU-KLEMS database

Regionalization of EU-KLEMS database As a part of MONROE project PBL has prepared a regionalized (at the level of NUTS2) version of EU-KLEMS growth accounting database for EU28. The data has been constructed by collecting and harmonizing various regional data sources both from Eurostat, ESPON and national statistical offices. Regional data has been used to split the national EU-KLEMS datasets to the level of regions. This unique dataset will be used in MONROE to prepare econometric estimations of endogenous growth parts of the regional economic model EU-EMS (European Economic Modelling...

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First version of human capital module in GEM-E3 model

First version of human capital module in GEM-E3 model has been completed E3-Modelling has finalized the first empirical implementation of the human capital module in GEM-E3 model. This innovative modelling element allows for the calculation of human capital development over time and gives information about the amount of time that different population groups devote to work , leisure and...

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Workshop on SCGE modelling

International workshop on SCGE modelling on 14th of March in Brussels MONROE project coordinator Dr. Olga Ivanova has presented the design of regional-economic model RTL-Growth for European regions that predicts their population, productivity, growth, sectoral structure and trade flows at the long-term (until 2050) in Brussels on the 4th International Workshop on SCGE modelling that has been organized by Kobe University and TU Delft.  ...

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MONROE participates in FRAME project conference

MONROE participates in FRAME project conference on 19-20 of March in Manheim MONROE project partners participate in the annual conference that is organized by our sister project FRAME. Prof Tom Holden will present the design and first empirical implementation of MONROE multi-country DSGE model for EU28 with endogenous growth engines. MONROE coordinator Dr. Olga Ivanova will act as a chair of the session on “Macro-economic perspectives on technology...

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Rise of the robots – and the fall of capitalism? New research by our partners from Cambridge Econometrics

Could robots bring about the downfall of capitalism? Will some humans become totally redundant or will workers simply find jobs in other sectors? Hector Pollitt explains why scenarios currently being assessed at CE are pretty pessimistic as far as jobs are concerned. The end of capitalism has been predicted many times before, going back to at least the writings of Karl Marx. More recently, the financial crisis led many people to believe that a new system was both needed and inevitable. In many cases the predictions were based on either flimsy or flawed evidence and reflected the political leanings...

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About Monroe

"MONROE is developing a modelling toolkit and an interactive online tool that allows European and national governments, academia, regional and local bodies to quantitatively evaluate the impacts of their specific research programmes and innovation policies."

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