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Smart Public Intangibles (SPINTAN)

Completed Project


Firms and Markets

Project Management

Martin Gornig

Project Period

December 1, 2013 - November 30, 2016

In Cooperation With

Department Public Economics, DIW Berlin; javascript:{}Ivie), Spain; NIESR, United Kingdom; LUISS, Italy; Istat, Italy; IC, United Kingdom; TCBE, United States; OECD, France; ZEW, Germany; wiiw, Austria; FORES, Sweden; Kopint, Hungary.

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 project aims at discovering the theoretical and empirical underpins of public intangible policies. It widens previous work carried out by Corrado, Hulten and Sichel including the public sector in their analytical framework in different complementary directions that can be summarized in the following three objectives: (1) to build a public intangible database for a wide set of EU countries, complemented with some big non-EU countries; (2) 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); and (3) to pay special attention to the medium/long term consequences of austerity policies in view of the expected recovery.

More information:

DIW Team