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Xarxa de Referència d´R+D+I en Economia Aplicada (XREAP)

 Contact details
Contact personDr Karsten Krüger
Project Promotor 
StreetTinent Coronel Valenzuela, 1-11 
Address 08034 - Barcelona (Spain) 
Phone34 93 403 96 53 
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 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.) 
Organisation TypeOther 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Economics
» Sociology

 Brief description of your activity focus
The network oriented it activities to two main areas: a) Human Capital, Labour Market and Economic of Education; and b) Transport and Infrastructures

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
The Reference Network for Research in Applied Economics (Catalan acronym XREAP) is a network of 7
research groups in applied economics at Catalan universities with more then 220 researchers. XREAP
promotes collaboration between these groups with commons objectives and to promote the
interdisciplinarity and multidisciplinarity, serving as a point of collaboration with international research
groups and other institutions, promoting the companies participation and increasing the capacity to
propose and to work together in relevant international research and innovation projects.
Its objectives are:
  • -To carry out high quality research in the area of applied economics.
    - To promote the integration and the diffusion of research in the area of applied economics in
    - To design and develop joint projects in applied economics.
    - To collaborate with foreign research institutes and groups, and to participate in national and
    international R+D+I programmes.
    - To intervene actively in staff training.
    - To promote service and technology transfer.

  • Main areas of research are
    - Human Capital, Labour Market and Economic of Education; and
    - Transport, Infrastructure and Territories (especial urban development)
    - Individuals, societiess, culturs and health

    The management oganization of the XREAP is the Bosch i Gimpera Foundation (FBG).
     Research Activities

     EU Framework Programme related activities:
    » Changing role of knowledge throughout the economy
    » Structural changes in the knowledge economy and society
    » Strengthening policy coherence & coordination in Europe
    » Socio-economic development trajectories
    » Regional, territorial and social cohesion
    » Demographic changes
    » Interactions & interdependences between world regions
    » How indicators are used in policy
    » Developing better indicators for policy
    » Provision of underlying official statistics
    » Use of indicators and related approaches for the evaluation of research policies and programmes
    » Wide socio-economic foresight on key challenges
    » Focused thematic foresight
    » Research systems and research policies in Europe
    » Blue sky research on issues affecting European S&T
    » Mutual learning and co-operation

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