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November 29, 2021

Europe | Digital euro, questions in search of answers

How would a digital euro work? What value would it bring when today I can already pay/charge for everything using my mobile, apps and favorite sites? Would it entail risks? So far these simple questions have not met straightforward answers, but they have sparked an extensive economic, political and technological debate.

October 6, 2021

Spain | Constraints to growth: the role of entrepreneurs is key

Speaking at South Summit 2021, held in Madrid from October 5 to 7, Jorge Sicilia argued that innovation and entrepreneurship are key to healthy economic growth and enhanced well-being.

February 15, 2021

Spain faced with the challenge of NGEU funds: last train for R&D?

This report evaluates the state of R&D in Spain and anaylzes the factors that hinder innovation. The implementation of the necessary reforms is essential for Spain to achieve its R&D objectives and increase its potential growth.

February 5, 2021

Global | OECD: Innovation and Social Welfare

We analyze the effects of innovation on social welfare in a sample of 35 OECD countries from 1960 to 2017. The results suggest that the effects of innovation on social welfare are statistically significant and economically relevant. The estimated impact of innovation is robust to alternative econometric specifications.

June 15, 2020

Europe | Innovation: Important and Urgent

A recent European Commission report highlights the relevance of research and innovation policies are playing to lead two of the largest challenges that we are embarking upon globally: (social, environmental and economic) sustainability and digitization.

January 13, 2020

Scaling without mass: a model to foster SMEs' growth and productivity

The transformation toward the new digital economy, characterized by mobile Internet access and the use of the cloud, has resulted in lower investment in ICT capital goods and increased access to this technology through pay-to-use services.

November 22, 2019

Understanding Cloud Computing Market Dynamics in Europe

The rise of the New Digital Economy is altering the dynamics of economic growth. Using cloud computing services fosters productivity and innovation by providing flexibility and scalability. It is a shift from owning ICT assets to purchasing ICT services.

December 3, 2018

Employment and productivity in the digital age

Since the invention of the steam engine at the end of the eighteenth century, technological innovation has been the main source of growth in developed economies. In particular, it is the key reason why today’s average Spanish worker earns eight times as much as at the beginning of the twentieth century, for one third fewer …