How is the economic crisis affecting the European Union? This map shows the figures for all the member states by year and quarter and let’s you compare budget deficit, unemployment rate, national debt and economic contraction: MAP by NRC International
Watch: Knowledge Economy
This report has been developed to support the objectives of the
OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Future of the Internet Economy (Seoul
17-18 June 2008). It links the Seoul Ministerial Declaration on the
Future of the Internet Economy to the analytical work and policy
guidance developed for the Ministerial by the OECD.
Foundation Focus (May 2008) brings some interesting data on globalisation, offshoring and job loses. Based on the European Restructuring Monitor (ERM) research on restructuring trends in Europe during 2003-06, the article argues that offshoring accounted for 10% of cases of restructuring involving job loss (356 out of 3,475 cases in 2003’“6) and 8% of announced job losses.
UNCTAD’s “Information Economy Report 2007-2008 – Science and technology for development: the new paradigm of ICT”, analyses the current and potential contribution of information technology to knowledge creation and diffusion. It explores how ICTs help generate innovations that improve the livelihoods of the poor and support enterprise competitiveness.
The World Bank Institute’ s Knowledge Assessment Methodology has developed the Knowledge Economy Index (KEI) — an aggregate index representing the overall preparedness of a country or region towards the Knowledge Economy. The latest version of the KAM has been released together with the KEI 2007 rankings for 140 countries.
Massachusetts, New Jersey, Maryland, Washington and California top the list of states that are leading an economic transformation in adapting to an increasingly global-, knowledge- and innovation-based New Economy, according to “The 2007 State New Economy Index’, released by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF).
DIME (Dynamics of Institutions and Markets in Europe) is a Network of Excellence of social science research units in Europe, sponsored by the 6th Framework Programme working on the economic and social consequences of increasing globalization and the rise of the knowledge economy.