Funded by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union

Milestone 10: Smart Public Intangibles SPINTAN – Final Conference

Venue: LUISS Guido Carli University, Viale Romania 32, Rome, Italy


Monday, September 12, 2016

8:30-9:30 Registration and reception



Welcome address

Cecilia Jona-Lasinio (ISTAT and LLEE)


The SPINTAN project: an overview

Matilde Mas (Universitat de València and Ivie)

10:15-12:15 Session 1. Measuring Public Sector intangibles: theory and data.
Chair: Peter VAN DE VEN (OECD)


Does Public Intangible Investment Matter? Evidence for the EU and US Economies

Carol Corrado (TCBE), Jonathan Haskel (IC), Kirsten Jäger (TCBE), Cecilia Jona-Lasinio (ISTAT and LLEE) and Massimiliano Iommi (ISTAT and LLEE)

10:45-11:15 Coffee Break


Education as Social Infrastructure.

Carol Corrado (TCBE), Mary O’Mahony (King’s College, London) and Lea Samek (King’s College, London)


Knowledge-based capital and global value chains: the role of organisational capital

Mariagrazia Squicciarini (OECD), Luca Marcolin (OECD)

12:15-13:00 Keynote speech

Massimo Egidi (LUISS Rector) – Introductory remarks

Chair: Stefano Manzocchi (LUISS University)

Magda Bianco (Bank of Italy)

Public intangible investment: a central banker perspective

13:00-14:30 Lunch

14:30-16:00 Session 2. Education, health and R&D: Impacts on smart growth
Chair: Martin Weale (King’s College-London)


Intangible Investment and Hospital Performance

Laura Beckmann (DIW), Antonia Huttl ( Kopin Tàrky), Mary O’Mahony (King’s College, London), Erika Schultz (DIW) and Lucy Stokes (NIESR)


The research output of universities and its determinants: Quality, Specialisation and Inefficiencies in the EU.

José M. Pastor and Lorenzo Serrano (Ivie and Universitat de València.)


The role of intangibles in schools performance: a case study for England

Alex Bryson (NIESR), Lucy Stokes (NIESR) and David Wilkinson (NIESR)

16:00-16:30 Tea and Coffee


Guided tour of ancient Rome


Conference dinner: Hotel Forum

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

8:30-9:00 Reception and coffee

9:00-10:30 Session 3. Spillovers from Public Sector intangibles
Chair: Tony Clayton (Imperial College)


Spillovers from public intangibles

Carol Corrado (TCBE), Jonathan Haskel (IC), Cecilia Jona Lasinio (ISTAT and LLEE)


Intangibles and Infrastructures as sources of Spanish economic growth

Juan Fernández and Matilde Mas (Universitat de València and Ivie)


Modeling Intangible Investment in a Macro-econometric Framework

Elena Bontempi (University of Bologna), Fabio Bacchini (ISTAT), Roberto Golinelli (University of Bologna),Cecilia Jona-Lasinio (ISTAT and LLEE)

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:00 Session 4. Austerity and recovery
Chair: Robert Stehrer (WIIW)


Complementarities of different types of capital in the public sector

Alexander Schiersch, Martin Gornig (DIW)


Impact of Economic Crises on Public Investment in R&D in Europe

Georg Licht (ZEW)


Complementarity and Substitutability between Tangible and Intangible Capital: Evidence from Japanese Firm-level Data

Kaoru Hosono (Gakushuin University/RIETI) Daisuke Miyakawa (Hitotsubashi University) Miho Takizawa (Toyo University) Kenta Yamanouchi (Keio University/MERI)

12:30-13:15 Keynote lecture
Chair: Valentina Meliciani (LUISS University)

Pierre Mohnen (Maastricht University)

The role of innovation and management practices in determining firm productivity in developing economies

13:15-14:30 Lunch


Panel session: Economic policy and data

Chair: Ferdinando Giugliano (La Repubblica)

Giorgio Alleva (ISTAT) (TBC)

Carol Corrado (The Conference Board)

Martin Weale (King’s College-London) (TBC)

Valentina Meliciani (LUISS University)

Antonella Baldino (Cassa Depositi e Prestiti)



Matilde Mas (Universitat de València and Ivie)

16:30-17:30 Tea and coffee