nep-knm New Economics Papers
on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Economy
Issue of 2022‒04‒25
four papers chosen by
Laura Nicola-Gavrila
Centrul European de Studii Manageriale în Administrarea Afacerilor

  1. Workers in the Knowledge Economy in Europe By LEOGRANDE, ANGELO
  2. Knowledge and awareness of water quality protection issues within Local Authorities By Grilli, Gianluca; Curtis, John
  3. Catholic Censorship and the Demise of Knowledge Production in Early Modern Italy By Fabio Blasutto; David de la Croix
  4. Is Ireland the most Intangible Intensive Economy in Europe? A Growth Accounting Perspective By Kostarakos, Ilias; McQuinn, Kieran; Varthalitis, Petros

    Abstract: The European Innovation Scoreboard-EIS calculates the value of employees in knowledge-intensive activities in Europe.
    Keywords: Innovation, and Invention: Processes and Incentives; Management of Technological Innovation and R&D; Diffusion Processes; Open Innovation.
    JEL: O30 O31 O32 O33 O34
    Date: 2022–03–24
  2. By: Grilli, Gianluca; Curtis, John
    Date: 2021
  3. By: Fabio Blasutto (Department of Economics, Stockholm School of Economics); David de la Croix (UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES))
    Abstract: Censorship makes new ideas less available to others, but also reduces the share of people choosing to develop non-compliant ideas. We propose a new method to measure the effect of censorship on knowledge growth, accounting for the agents' choice between compliant and non-compliant occupations. We apply our method to the Catholic Church's censorship of books written by members of Italian universities and academies over the period 1400-1750. We highlight two new facts: once censorship was introduced, censored authors were of better quality than the non-censored authors, but this gap shrank over time, and the intensity of censorship decreased over time. These facts are used to identify the deep parameters of a novel endogenous growth model linking censorship to knowledge diffusion and occupational choice. We conclude that censorship reduced by 34% the average log publication per scholar in Italy, while adverse macroeoconomic processes are responsible for another 9% reduction. Interestingly, the induced reallocation of talents towards compliant activities explains half the effect of censorship.
    Keywords: Censorship, Upper-Tail Human Capital, Publications, Scholars, Early Modern Italy, Occupational Choice
    JEL: J24 N33 O33 O43
    Date: 2022–04–14
  4. By: Kostarakos, Ilias; McQuinn, Kieran; Varthalitis, Petros
    Date: 2022

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