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Moving the Frontier of the Macroeconomic Modelling of Research & Innovation

The conference looks at how to boost the evidence base of the impact of science and innovation investments for policy making

Research and Innovation (R&I) are acknowledged as key engines for long-term growth and social prosperity, as proven by established robust economic literature, including quantitative macro and micro-econometric studies and qualitative case studies.

However, the macroeconomic models used to support R&I policymaking seem to have fallen short in providing sound ex-ante estimates of macroeconomic and social impacts that reflect the empirical evidence.

The First European Conference on Macroeconomic Modelling of Research & Innovation will take a detailed look at macroeconomic models for policy making. It aims to contribute to the further development of the treatment and assessment of R&I investments and the role that public policies have in scientific, technological and economic development. The Conference aims to be the first of a series of events to discuss advances and best practice in the field.

macromodelling conference

Who should attend

The conference is targeted to scholars in the field of science, research and innovation, notably in the domain of macroeconomic models; economists working in international organisations, central banks and national and regional governments; and policy-makers working in institutions providing advice for science, research and innovation policies.

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Day 1

7 September 2020 14:00 – 18:30

Day 2

8 September 2020 14:00 – 18:30



24 JULY 2020
Concept note
Online agenda


Moving the frontier of the macroeconomic modelling of research and innovation - final report
  • Monday 7 September 2020, 09:00 - Tuesday 8 September 2020, 17:00 (CEST)
  • Online only
  • Live streaming available

Practical information

Monday 7 September 2020, 09:00 - Tuesday 8 September 2020, 17:00 (CEST)
Online only
Social media links
RTD-A1-SECRETARIATatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (Contact Us)