IAREG: Intangible Assets and Regional Economic Growth

General information
Financing body 
European Union - 7th Framework Program
Project leader 
AQR - Universitat de Barcelona
Scientific referee
R. Paci
Project manager
Project cycle 
01/02/2008 to 31/07/2010
JEL codes
Labor and Demographic Economics (J)
Industrial Organization (L)
Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth (O)
Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics (R)
The project aims at improving our understanding of the relations between intangible assets and growth of innovation, competitiveness, occupation and productivity in the European regions.  The project entails production of several reports as well as dissemination activity and policy recommendations to the EU on the topic of investments, immaterial assets and  innovation.    

Regional Quantitative Analysis Group (AQR), Universitat de Barcelona 
Centre for North and South Economic Research (CRENoS) 
Economic Research Centre of the University of Saint-Etienne (CREUSET) 
German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) 
Center for Research in Economic Policy (GKK) University of Pécs
Max Planck Institute of Economics (MPIoE), Octoplan Oy (OPO)
Institute of Regional and Environmental Economy (RUW)
Science & Technology Policy Research (SPRU), University of Sussex
University of Tartu (UoT)
Institute for Economic and Cultural Geography (WIGEO), Leibniz University of Hannover