Research and Innovation Observatory (European Commission)

The RIO-PSF website is a reference and key source of information for European and national policy makers as well as other stakeholders in the field of R&I policy. It delivers analysis, insights, statistical data and best practices on designing, implementing and evaluating research and innovation policy at EU and national levels

Innovation Union (European Commission)

Innovation Union is the European Union strategy to create an innovation-friendly environment that makes it easier for great ideas to be turned into products and services that will bring our economy growth and jobs. The Innovation Union is one of the seven flagship initiatives of the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

Innovation Policy Platform (World Bank & OECD)

The Innovation Policy Platform (IPP), developed by the World Bank Group and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), is a web-based interactive space that provides easy access to knowledge, learning resources, indicators and communities of practice on the design, implementation, and evaluation of innovation policies.

Information and literature on Economic Modelling


Wikipedia is a live collaboration differing from paper-based reference sources in important ways. In addition to quantity, its contributors work on improving quality as well.


Provides information and analytics that help institutions improve performance. Their goal is to expand the boundaries of knowledge for the benefit of humanity.


EcoMod is the world’s leading research, advisory, and educational not-for-profit network dedicated to promoting advanced modeling and statistical techniques.

Innovation & Economics Conferences


IdeaConnection has been solving problems since 2007 by assembling multidisciiplinary teams lead by world-class facilitators, who develop intensely researched, innovative, and in-depth solutions.


Helps students and researchers in economics, business and social sciences find the best opportunities to reach their academic and professional goals.

Related research


SIMPATIC represents a unique bottom-up project, bringing together, for the first time, a wide variety of top class micro- and macroeconomics researchers with expertise in evidence-based policy analysis.

Cordis (FRAME)

Framework for the Analysis of Research and Adoption Activities and their Macroeconomic Effects. FRAME will begin by constructing a baseline model,which can be extended to address different policy issues.

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The series presented on this page constitute the second of two updates of the EU KLEMS Productivity and Growth Accounts on industry level in 2016 and 2017. With the current release, the 2016 release has been extended to include all individual EU-28 countries, several EU aggregates, and the United States.

Dynare is a software platform for handling a wide class of economic models, in particular dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) and overlapping generations (OLG) models.  The models solved by Dynare include those relying on the rational expectations hypothesis.

GEM-E3 is a recursive dynamic computable general equilibrium model that covers the interactions between the economy, the energy system and the environment. It is especially designed to evaluate energy, climate and environmental policies.  GEM-E3 can evaluate consistently the distributional and macro-economic effects of policies.

RHOMOLO is the spatial computable general equilibrium model of the European Commission focusing on EU regions. It has been developed and maintained by the regional economic modelling team at the Directorate-General Joint Research Centre (DG JRC) in cooperation with Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO).

E3ME is a global, macro-econometric model designed to address major economic and economy-environment policy challenges. Developed over the last 20 years, it is one of the most advanced models of its type. Its strengths are: A high level of disaggregation, its econometric specification and integrated treatment.

This website contains descriptions of different types of knowledge which can be used in the context of policy impact Assessment. It has been developed in the context of the FP7 LIAISE Network of Excellence.  It contains a Library of models and A community platform.

The main functions of ERSA, apart from promoting the field of regional science, are to organize an Annual European Congress, an Annual Summer School, the EPAINOS prize for young scientists and the ERSA European Prize in Regional Science to recognize outstanding regional scientists.

BL developed an update of the available regional trade data on Europe. This report sets out how these regional trade data were developed by PBL for the year 2010. The data on the bilateral trade between EU NUTS2 regions were developed for the dual purpose of regional economic modelling.

Deze website is ontwikkeld door het PBL en is gebaseerd op Big Data over handel tussen 246 Europese regio’s voor 14 sectoren, 59 producten en 11 jaren (2000-2010) alsmede de meest recente regionaal economische groeicijfers voor 2010-2014. De regionale handelsdata is consistent met de World Input-Output Database.

INTAN-Invest provides market sector data on intangible assets for 27 EU countries plus Norway and the US. INTAN-Invest market sector data cover NACE sectors A through K (excluding real estate) plus sector O. Note that EUKLEMS includes, in addition to this, sector P (private households) in its market sector data.

The Innovation Policy Platform (IPP), developed by the World Bank Group and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), is a web-based interactive space that provides easy access to knowledge, learning resources, indicators and communities of practice on the design, implementation, and evaluation of innovation policies.

The Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation (Expertenkommission Forschung und Innovation – EFI) advises the German Federal Government and presents an annual report on research, innovation and technological performance in Germany.

How nations develop their human capital can be a more important determinant of their long-term success than virtually any other factor. The Global Human Capital Index 2017 ranks 130 countries on how well they are developing their human capital on a scale from 0 (worst) to 100 (best) across four thematic dimensions and five distinct age groups.

Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London (UCL), and Director of UCL’s Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose . Her work is focused on the economics of innovation; patient finance; economic growth and the role of the State in modern capitalism.