Publications by Philipp Ständer

Wage-Productivity Gap – Four Tales from the Eurozone

In the euro area wages have been lagging behind productivity growth before and after the crisis. However, the Eurozone average hides vast differences between member states. This blog post compares wage and productivity developments in the four largest economies and examines (1) whether wage and productivity growth decoupled and (2) whether productivity improved at all. more

Missions for EU innovation policy: the set-up matters.

The introduction of research and innovation missions in “Horizon Europe” will be one of the most significant changes on previous EU research programmes. In this policy paper Philipp Ständer argues that the proposed missions are a promising tool for EU innovation policy, as long as they get sufficient political support and the underlying governance is right. more

Why innovation could struggle to be a priority in the next MFF

In the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), the Commission promotes a higher budget for the next research and innovation programme, the successor of Horizon 2020. So far this proposal has not met much resistance. In this Blogpost, Philipp Ständer and Pola Schneemelcher explain why a higher R&I budget is, however, anything but a safe bet. more

Disruptive Innovation: The prospects of a European Darpa

In his speech at the Sorbonne University in September Emmanuel Macron called for the creation of a new European "Agency for disruptive Innovation”. In a piece in Science Business, Paul-Jasper Dittrich and Philipp Ständer explore the potential structure and remit of such an agency. more

How would a European disruptive innovation agency look like

A European Agency for disruptive innovation

To promote Europe’s competitiveness in the digital President Macron proposed to establish a “European agency for disruptive innovation” in the vein of the US agency DARPA. In this blog post we assess the functioning of DARPA and argue that Europe currently lacks a comparable innovation policy tool. A European innovation agency could be used as industrial policy tool as well as for public procurement of innovative technology. more