“Evaluation of research and innovation policies”- Final SIMPATIC Conference in Brussels 

26-27 February 2015 @ KU Leuven, Brussels Campus- Rue d’Assaut 2, Brussels

The programme

Thursday 26 February 2015- Economics of Public R&D Support

9.00 – 9.30     Registration & Coffee

9.30 – 10.15    Simona Mateut, Nottingham University Business School
“Subsidies, financial constraints and firm innovative activities in developing economies”

10.15 – 11.00  Cedric Schneider, Copenhagen Business School
“Science and Productivity: Evidence from a randomized natural experiment”

11.00 – 11.30  Coffee Break

11.30 – 12.15   Hannah Hottenrott, University of Düsseldorf
“Direct and Cross-scheme effects in a Research and Development Subsidy Program”

12.15 – 13.00  Tuomas Takalo, Hanken School of Business and Otto Toivanen, KU Leuven
“Welfare Effects of European R&D Support Policies”

13.00 -14.00   Lunch Break

14.00 – 15.00  John Van Reenen, LSE
“Evaluating innovation policies”

15.00 – 15.45  Jacques Mairesse, ENSAE
 “Public Funding and Its Relationship to Research Outcomes: Evidence for an Elite US University”

15.45 – 16.00  Conclusions

Minutes 26 February 2015


Friday 27 February 2015

8.30 – 9.00        Registration

9.00 – 9.15        Welcoming remarks
Reinhilde Veugelers, Scientific Coordinator of SIMPATIC, Bruegel: “How to do public R&D spending in times of budgetary austerity”
Domenico Rossetti, DG RTD, European Commission, SIMPATIC project officer: “Evaluation of research & innovation policies”

9.15 – 10.15       Jobs & Innovation
Joze Damijan, Institute for Economic Research (Ljubljana): “Impact of innovation and globalization on polarization of labor markets in Europe”
Jordi Jaumandreau, Boston University: “Biased technological change and Employment”

10.15 – 10.30  Coffee Break

10.30 – 11.30   Climate & Energy
Ralf Martin, Imperial College Business School: “Clean Spillovers”
Georg Zachmann, Bruegel: “Making low-carbon technology support smarter”
Adam Jaffe, Motu Economic and Public Policy Research (videoconferencing)

11.30 – 12.30   Macro evaluation of R&D funding impact
Paul Zagamé, SEURECO: “Macroeconomic assessment of innovation policies: Sensitive points and new perspectives”
Leonidas Paroussos, E3M-Lab/ICCS: “GHG mitigation and first mover advantage”

12.30 – 13.30  Lunch Break

13.30 – 14.00   “Micro evaluation of R&D funding impact
Otto Toivanen, KU Leuven

14.00 – 14.15  Coffee Break

14.15 – 14.45   Implications from research evaluating R&D funding
Philippe Aghion, Harvard University & Bruegel non-resident scholar (videoconferencing): “Enhancing productivity growth in advanced countries”

14.45 – 16.30   Policy Panel. Bringing it all together: the impact on growth and jobs
Panel discussion chaired by Reinhilde Veugelers, Bruegel
Panel Members: Luc Soete, U.Maastricht & RISE; Andre Sapir, Bruegel; Roman Arjona, DG RTD, EC ; Werner Roëger, DG ECFIN, EC ; Fréderique Sachwald, Ministère de l’Education nationale, de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche

16.30                 Closing reception

Minutes 27 February 2015