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Is the New Economic Geography still Alive in 2023? Smart Algorithmic Places and AI Systems

Organized within the framework of ERSA 2023 Congress, this event is a collaborative effort between the Regional Science Academy and Paul Krugman, Peter Nijkamp, Karima Kourtit, and Yongda Yu. The day’s agenda features three paper sessions encompassing a total of ten papers, a special session dedicated to the scientific significance of Ake Andersson, and a roundtable discussion. All sessions focus on exploring how the principles of New Economic Geography and location dynamics are impacted in the Digital Age.

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM: New Metropolitan Perspectives

The 4th International Symposium “New Metropolitan Perspectives’ is taking place online from the 26th to the 28th of May, 2020. It is held in English with some sessions in Italian.

The symposium faces the challenge of local development’ s innovation dynamics and its complexity putting humankind at the centre of the scientific debate, towards reclaiming that “man is the measure of all things’.     Continue reading

Digital Platforms for facilitating access to Research Infrastructures

Shared research infrastructures are playing an increasingly important role in most scientific fields and represent a significant proportion of the total public investment in science. This report, published by OECD, includes an analysis of eight case studies of digital platforms that collate information and provide services to promote broader access to, and more effective use of, research infrastructures. Although there is considerable variety amongst the cases, a number of key issues are identified that can help guide policy-makers, funders, institutions and managers, who are interested in developing or contributing to such platforms. Continue reading

New Cohesion report fuels the discussion on EU funds after 2020

Seventh Report on Economic, Social and Territorial CohesionThe Commission published on 9 October the 7th Cohesion Report. It zooms in on EU regions and cities, draws lessons from cohesion spending during the crisis years and sets the scene for cohesion policy after 2020.
This report fulfils two requirements: 1) It reports on how cohesion has evolved in EU regions over the recent past and assesses the impact on this of national policies, cohesion policy and other EU policies as required by the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. 2) It reviews the measures linking the effectiveness of the European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds to sound economic governance, as required by the Regulation on Common Provisions with regard to the Structural Funds.
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World Development Report 2018: Realizing the Promise of Education for Development

The World Development Report 2018, produced by the World Bank, highlights the role of education as an essential factor for improving human welfare’”both inherently and instrumentally. As it is stated, this report represents an opportunity to take stock of what we know and to provide guidance on how to expand the scope and quality of education around the world. Continue reading

The Global Human Capital Report 2017

The Global Human Capital Report 2017, produced by the World Economic Forum, focuses on providing information regarding the means for measuring the existing human capital endowments, that play an essential role throughout the exploitation process of each country’ s potential. The report provides all the necessary information related to the calculation of Global Human Capital Index, in order to shed light on the quantification process of this parameter. Continue reading