Work package 4

Main tasks/objectives

Coordinator: Prof. Zoltan Acs

In this work package the challenge will be to collect data and bring these together in a consistent and coherent way, such that the quality of the entrepreneurial ecosystems in Europe can be compared across space at the regional level and across time at the national level. In this workpackage we build on the methodology developed by Acs et al. for the Global and Regional Entrepreneurship and Development Index (GEDI and REDI link to website). The methodology will be extended where appropriate and Prof. Zoltan Acs will work closely with Prof. Laszlo Szerb, Dr. Balasz Pager, Prof. Erik Stam, Dr. Niels Bosma and junior researchers at both the Utrecht University of and University of Pecs to deliver reports and papers on the evolution over time and the comparison across European regions. The results of this work will help calibrate the parameters in a Geographic Macro Region simulation model that can assess the costs and benefits of proposed reforms to strengthen aspects of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in a region.


Deliverable Lead Due Date Download
D4.1 – A review paper on the extension of the GEDI-indicator with additional indicators on financial, labour and knowledge institutions LSE January 2016
D4.2 – Pan European database with time series of new GEDI-indicators LSE April 2018
D4.3 – Time series and panel data analysis of GEDI UU April 2017
D4.4 – Pan European database with new REDI-indicators PTE April 2017
D4.5 – Cross-sectional analysis of REDI and regional growth performance measures UU October 2017
D4.6 – GMR model for Europe linking Entrepreneurship, Institutions and Growth LSE April 2018