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MICRODYN - Competitiveness in the Knowledge-Based Economy

MICRODYN - The competitiveness of firms, regions and industries in the knowledge-based economy: What room for job-rich growth in Europe?


MICRO-DYN (which stands for 'Micro-Dynamics') is a project which attempts to tackle the issue of growth, employment and competitiveness in the knowledge-based European economy by  exploring  three interdependent levels of analysis: the enterprise level, the regional level and the industry level. The analysis will use comprehensive data-sets across all European regions and industries as far as possible, and is thus expected to also lead to insights at the macroeconomic level. However, the nature of the analysis will be 'bottom-up' i.e. moving from the micro-entities of economic actions and strategies at the enterprise, industry and regional levels to the macro-level. From a policy-perspective, the rationale for such an approach is that the impact of corporate, regional and industrial strategies and policies at national- and EU-levels can only really be understood in this three-dimensional context.

For more information, see:

CASE research finding seminar 13 October 2010: Barriers to innovation among Polish enterprises.  Results for the political economy.


DG Research (European Commission)


WIIW - Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies
CESR - Center for Economic and Strategic Research
DEEP - University of Lausanne
IAW - University of Tubingen
IE HAS - Hungarian Academy of Science
FEEM - Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei
TIK - University of Oslo
NUPI - Institute of International Affairs
GGDC - University of Groningen
KTH - Royal Institute of Technology
FELU - Universityof Ljubljana
EEG - Universidad Compultense de Madrid
Judge - University of Cambridge
AM - Alphametrics UK
ERUDITE - Research Group on the Use of Panel Data in Economics
NBP - National Bank of Poland