Productivity, Non-Tariff Measures and Openness (PRONTO)
Official website: http://prontonetwork.org/
Funding Institution: European Commision (the 7th Framework Programme)
Partners: University of Bern (UBERN, Coordinator); University College Dublin (UC Dublin); Ecorys Nederland; London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE); Paris School of Economics (PSE); Stichting Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek (DLO); Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB-RC); Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (WIIW); University of Surrey and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).
Start/End date: 01 February 2014 – 31 January 2018
LdA Researchers: Giorgio Barba Navaretti, Gabriele De Carli, Sante De Pinto, Emanuele Forlani, Marco Leonardi, Elena Meschi, Giovanni Pica and Anna Rosso
Goals: The aim of the project is to produce improved understanding of Non Tariff Measures (NTM) and empirically testing their impact on international investment and trade, together with their effects on a variety of social and economic outcomes, including their impact on income and inequality.
Value Added in Motion. The Future Geography of Production, Migration and Energy (VAM)
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Funding Institution: Enel Foundation
Partners: University of Milan, Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods
Start/End date: 1 May 2013 – 30 April 2016
LdA Researchers: Giorgio Barba Navaretti (coordinator), Gianmarco Ottaviano and Giovanni Pica (Geography of Value Added), Giovanni Facchini and Tommaso Frattini (Migration), Marzio Galeotti, Francesco Vona and Federico Pontoni (Energy)
Goals: The overarching aim of this large project has been understanding the geography of value added and its implications for migration and for demand and supply of energy. Work pursued three different objectives:
i) mapping the geography of value added and to assess its main triggers;
ii) assessing the relationship between the location of activities and the production of value added and population movements;
iii) assessing how energy demand and the availability of energy sources relate to the creation, composition, and location of economic activities and to population movements.