The two days training workshop (TW), which will be held on 18th and 19th May 2017, at the Institute of Economics, Zagreb covers a wide of range of theoretical and empirical issues related to interaction of technology and productivity. This TW is divided in two parts.
The first part of the workshop takes a macroeconomic growth orientation and
(i) reviews the descriptive and econometric evidence on the link between human capital and growth;
(ii) considers open economy growth modelling with estimation in the presence of imported capital goods;
(iii) integrates the thoughts on productivity, R&D, human capital and trade in a dynamic simultaneous equation model using data for Croatia.
The first day of TW will be focused on analysis of effort how to increase productivity through research and development. With the exception of technologically leading countries, many countries from rich to poor share the property of having a negative trade balance in the category of machinery and transport equipment (SITC 7). Almost all countries share the insight that human capital is a key factor in delivering talent for research and technology diffusion, improving productivity and the trade balance in machinery. These properties require an integrating perspective to growth including all these properties. After lunch on the first day, three papers will provide evidence based on firm level analysis in the context of Croatia, addressing the topics of IT, consequences of the war, and creativity & innovation. We conclude the first day with discussing challenges in doing scientific and relevant research for economic development in Croatia.
The second day continues at the micro-level (the second part) but will shift from private to public policy strategies for technology enabled growth and productivity. After theoretical considerations and the concerning policy rationales and implications, regional FDI spillovers will be discussed.
A central question for the second day is: How to develop a growth oriented innovation strategy to advance manufacturing? Underlying questions include: How to study the ‘key enabling’ role of technological domains? Which technologies should be prioritized for adaptation and diffusion in order to enable the structural transformation of Croatia? How to converge the perspectives and interests, and design & manage the different roles of stakeholders (research organizations, firms, policymakers) in a systemic KETs strategy for Croatia. Two case studies which include experience of national experts related to the development of program and project based on intensive use of technology in the national socio economic framework will be presented.
The program is available at the following link.
HOW TO APPLY FOR PARTICIPATION
The number of participants is limited to 40.
Send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, institution, and for which day you are applying. If you have a scientific paper you wish to present the second day, please send it together with your application.
Deadline for application is 15th May 2017.