Current Research Projects
This joint research project with Georgetown University, The Conference Board (New York) and The Imperial College (London), provides market sector data on intangible assets for 27 EU countries plus Norway and the US.
- Learn more about the INTAN-Invest research project
- The cross-country intangible investment data website
EU Commission 7th Framework Programme
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No. 612774.
The SPINTAN is a 3-year project that aims at discovering the theoretical and empirical underpinnig of public intangible policies. It consists of three main objectives:
- To build a public intangible database for a wide set of EU countries, complemented with some big non-EU countries;
- To analyze the impact of public sector intangibles on innovation, well-being and “smart” growth (including education, R&D and innovation, and the construction of a digital society);
- To pay special attention to the medium/long term consequences of austerity policies in view of the expected recovery. In order to achieve these goals the overall strategy of the project will rely upon the following pillars organized around six work packages.
WP 1 concentrates on the methodological discussion on the concept of intangibles in the public sector and the definition of its boundaries. WP 2 will be devoted to the construction of a database for a large set of EU countries and the US, plus three developing countries (China, India, and possibly Brazil), complementary to the one already developed by the INTAN-Invest project. WP 3 will make a detailed analysis of the implications for smart growth and social inclusion of three key aspects of public sector policies: health, education and R&D with special reference to higher education institutions; WP 4 will investigate the effect of spillovers of public sector intangibles on the business sector, within a country or across countries. WP 5 will address the study of the present and future consequences of the austerity measures taken since 2008. And, finally, WP 6 will bring together the different pieces offering a synthesis of the main results emphasizing the main policy implications.
- Instituto Valenciano De Investigaciones Economicas, S.A. (Project Coordinator)
- Niesr National Institute Of Economic And Social Research Lbg
- Luiss Lab At Libera Universita Internazionale Degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli
- Istituto Nazionale Di Statistica
- Imperial College Of Science, Technology And Medicine
- The Conference Board Inc.
- OECD, Organisation For Economic Co-Operation And Development
- ZIW, Zentrum Fuer Europaeische Wirtschaftsforschung
- DIW, Deutsches Institut Fuer Wirtschaftsforschung E.V.
- Wiiw, Wiener Institut Fur Internationale Wirtschaftsvergleiche
- FORES (Forum For Reformer Och Entreprenorskap) Stiftelse
- Kopint-Tarki Konjunkturakutato Intezet Zrt
LUSS LAB SPINTAN Research Team
- Stefano Manzocchi (Director of LUISS Lab)
- Cecilia Jona Lasinio (SPINTAN LUISS Lab Coordinator)
- Massimiliano Iommi
- Roberto Iannaccone
NEUJOBS : Employment 2025 - How will multiple transitions affect the European labour market
The NEUJOBS proposal responds to the FP7 call "SSH.2010.2.1-1 Creating and adapting jobs in Europe in the context of a socio-ecological transition". The aim of the project is to imagine future, or rather various possible futures, under the conditions of the socioecological transition (and incorporating other key influences), map the implications for employment overall, but also in key sectors and relevant groups and integrate all of this together under a single intellectual framework. Specifically, we have the following objectives:
- Conceptualize pathways for impact of the socio-ecological transition on employment
- Produce integrated scenarios of economic, employment and skills dynamics in Europe – both mainstream and out-of-the-box
- Assess interaction between key factors influencing employment developments over the next 15 years and beyond
- Assess changes necessary in education and training policies and in the welfare state to support successful employment adjustment to the transition
- Identify key factors driving employment in those sectors that are likely to be heavily influenced by the socio-ecological transition
- Identify policies to maximize employment potential of groups representing crucial labour force reservoirs
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INNODRIVE: Intangible Capital and Innovations: Drivers of Growth and Location in the EU
Project developed under the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union, SSH-2007-1.1.2 Intangible investments and innovation in Europe. The aim of this research project is to reduce our ignorance by providing new data on intangibles and new estimates of the capacity of intangible capital to generate growth. We envisage doing this both at firm-level and at national level. At the micro-level the present project will improve our insight into the contributions of intangibles to the growth of firms by exploiting the potential of recently established linked employer-employee datasets and implementing a performance-based methodology to analyse how firms use knowledge and human capital to increase their productivity and how mobile workers react to these processes. At the national-economy level we will expand the traditional growth accounting framework by including, in capital formation, estimates of the investment in intangibles which, hitherto, have been counted as current expenditure in the conventional national accounts. This research will thus explore hitherto uncharted territories in EU socio-economic research. This research project will deliver new foundations for the formulation of policies to strengthen growth and employment in the EU by providing new “beyond-the-state-of-the-art” estimates of intangibles’ contribution to economic performance. The research network includes 9 EU Institutes, and the LUISS Lab team comprehends Stefano Manzocchi, Cecilia Jona Lasinio, Massimiliano Iommi and Giovanna Vallanti.
Past Research Projects
The World macroeconomic framework: an econometric model of the US, European and Asian economies
Project developed in cooperation with Unicredit Banca Mobiliare (UBM) - Research & Strategy. The project is coordinated by Stefano Manzocchi for LLEE, and by Marco Annunziata and Aurelio Maccario for UBM.
Information and Communication Technologies in Europe: diffusion and economic effects for SMEs
Project developed in cooperation with Telecom Italia and Luiss School of Management. The project is coordinated by Stefano Manzocchi for LLEE.
FDI Competitiveness and its Relation with Political Variables
Project directed by Daniel Gros (CEPS) and Stefano Manzocchi (LLEE) under the ongoing partnership between the two institutions. It includes Ms. Selen Sarisoy Guerin (LUISS Fellow at CEPS for 2005-2006).
European Network for Better Regulation
Project developed under the Sixth Framework Programme of the European Union, Priority 7"Citizens and Governance in a Knowledge-based Society", itis aimed at setting up and operating a pan-European network for improving and disseminating the current knowledge of regulatory processes as well as the degree and mode of implementation of impact assessment procedures in EU member states. It includes 18 Research Centersand National Institutions of EU-25, and is coordinated by Andrea Renda at CEPS. The Italian Unitis based at the Luiss Lab and is supervised by Stefano Manzocchi (Director, LLEE).
Firms' internationalization and relationships with banks
Project developed with Unicredit Banca –Osservatorio Piccole Imprese, it is directed by Stefano Manzocchi and Zeno Rotondi (Head of Research, Unicredit Banca).