In this project we develop several simulation models around the important of Innovation for (regional) economic development. The type of models fall in the classification of CGE models.

Winners and Losers in regional competition


We explore the fundamentals of regional economic growth by analyzing the specific factors that revealed competitotrs outperformed other regions. These factors are region and sector specific since firms from different regions operate in different (geographical) markets and face different competitors with different characteristics.

Regional Economic Dependence


In this project we analyse the economic dependence among Dutch provinces. What is the consequence of an economic investment project of the bankrupty of a large firm on neighbouring regions? The regional economic interaction is investigated in this project using Input-Output (IO) modelling techniques.

International Competitiveness in Cost-Benefit Analysis


In this project we analyse the importance of international competitiveness in Cost-Benefit Analysis. In the analysis we develop a checklist with an approximate estimate of the maximum effect of investments on welfare due to an improvement in international competitiveness. We pay special attention to the role of large international firms in a national Cost-Benefit analysis.

In this project we analyze the revealed competition between firms from different regions: Who are your main competitors? In the project we also analyze analyze how you as a region perform in relation to your competitors.

Regional Trade in 2014


This project is a follow up of our earlier regional trade projects. Using a completely new approach we determine regional trade in Europe for 59 product categories using logistic chains derived from multiple modes freight data for goods and business travel for services. Next to European regional trade we also determine the transport network and important hubs in transhipment locations.

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