The effectiveness of European industrial policies: regional diversity, policy reforms and knowledge-led growth

Casciaro, Andrea (A.A. 2013/2014) The effectiveness of European industrial policies: regional diversity, policy reforms and knowledge-led growth. Tesi di Laurea in European economic history and policies, LUISS Guido Carli, relatore Cecilia Susanne Jona-Lasinio, pp. 67. [Bachelor's Degree Thesis]

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This paper investigates the efficacy and effectiveness of the recently advanced industrial policy for Europe within the framework of the EU 2020 strategy. A particular focus will be placed in assessing the capacity of EU member States to comply with the targets predetermined in the above-­mentioned document. This evaluation will emphasize the need to account for national and regional diversities in the process of policy development. Accordingly, drawing from a consistent body of literature, the studywill suggest the adoption of a ‘place-­based’ approach to regional policy design. Contextually, the focus will shift on the necessity to take stock of regional diversities, in the form of regional embedded knowledge, in order to foster the creation of learning economies. A paradigmatic characterization of different regional innovation systems (RIS) will follow, through which we will try to frame the dynamic of knowledge‐led growth arising within learning economies. Finally, the spectrum of research will encompass evidences stemming from empirical findings related to the controversial effect of skilled bias technical change in determining the widening of the wage gap between high and low skilled workers and the aggregate output growth trend. We will then combine these results with previously identified evidences about knowledge effectiveness in increasing productivity to conclude by drawing some policy recommendation underpinning the importance of fostering the creation of interactive learning economies.


Bibliografia: pp. 62-67.

Thesis Type: Bachelor's Degree Thesis
Institution: LUISS Guido Carli
Degree Program: Bachelor's Degree Programs > Bachelor's Degree Program in Economics and Business, English language (L-33)
Chair: European economic history and policies
Thesis Supervisor: Jona-Lasinio, Cecilia Susanne
Academic Year: 2013/2014
Session: Summer
Deposited by: Maria Teresa Nisticò
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2014 16:38
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2018 09:35


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