Maria Savona

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Industrial Policy for a European Industrial Renaissance. A Few Reflections

This paper raises and attempts to address three questions that add to the recent debate on industrial policies to promote a European “industrial renaissance”. We ask (i) What type of de-industrialisation represents a threat for Europe? (ii) What type of structural change can industrial policy steer in a context of increasing international fragmentation of production, […]

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Do Low-Wage Workers Benefit from Productivity Growth Recovery?

This work examines empirically whether productivity gains (losses) are shared with wages, and the sources of heterogeneity that characterise this link. We use matched employer-employee data from the UK Annual Survey of Household Earning and the Annual Business Survey for 2011 to 2015. We instrument Labour Productivity (LP) with real Total Factor Productivity (TFP), and […]

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The Impact of R&D on Employment and Self-Employment Composition in Local Labour Markets

This paper investigates the effect of firms’ investment in R&D on employment level and composition in UK local labour markets. We distinguish the impact of R&D across areas with different initial shares of workers in routinised occupations and industry specialisation and for different sectors, levels of education, paid employment and self-employment, and age cohorts. Drawing […]

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Varieties of European National Innovation Systems

This paper provides a novel, empirically grounded map of National Innovation Systems (NIS) in Europe, based on a unique micro level analysis across several EU countries. By focusing on the Eurostat Community Innovation Survey 2014 (CIS2014) micro-aggregated data, we perform an exploratory factor analysis to provide a micro-level grounding to the multi-faceted components of NIS. […]

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Structural Changes and Growth Regimes

We study the relation between income distribution and growth mediated by structural changes on the demand and supply side. Using results from a multi-sector growth model we compare two growth regimes which differ in three aspects: labour relations, competition, and consumption patterns. Regime one, similar to Fordism, is assumed to be relatively less unequal, more […]

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When Linder meets Hirschman: Inter-industry linkages and global value chains in business services

The scholarship on Global Value Chains (GVCs) is recently focusing on the international fragmentation of production that involves services and in particular business services (BS). It has been argued that participation in business services GVCs might open up new opportunities for catching up in developing countries. What are the theoretical and empirical bases for such […]

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