News archive - Quartely Review of academic literature on research and innovation

This review is developed by the ‘Economics of R&I’ team of the Chief Economist unit of DG Research and Innovation. Contributors: Lukas Borunsky, Ana Correia, Roberto Martino, Oliver Podmanicky, Ruzica Rakic (coordinator for the review), Julien Ravet (team leader).

It provides a brief summary of a selection of recent publications on R&I economics and policy. For this edition, the review provides several insights on sustainability, including a historical perspective of the sustainability framework and principles to minimise trade-offs between policy objectives. We had a particular interest in how R&I can play a role in the transformations that are required to achieve a safe and just space for humanity. Technological and economic developments, especially in the context of digitalisation(inc. artificial intelligence), are also examined through the perspective of sustainable development, with a focus on inequalities, future of work and regional aspects. All these have important policy implications, in particular for R&I policy. Given the current context, we open this edition with an editorial from Nature on how science should react to the Coronavirus pandemic.


Geographical focus
  • European Union (EU 28)
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

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