Research Fields

MEDAlics aims to develop scientific studies deepening three research areas, listed below, which hold particular interest for academics, development planners and the business community:


1 – Economy of Knowledge and Innovation
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  • Economics of Innovation
  • Development Economics
  • Innovation and Development
  • Innovation and industrial dynamics
  • Innovation management
  • Systems of knowledge, skills and technology
  • Systems of global, regional (supra-national), national, local and sectoral innovation
  • Mediterranean system of innovation
  • Technological trajectories
  • Knowledge flows
  • Policies and initiatives for innovation
  • Supply chain management
  • Research and development
  • UE plans for development
  • Information & Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D)
2 – International Trade and Globalization
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  • Internationalization of business and products
  • Foreign Direct Investments (FDI)
  • International Trade
  • Liberalisation and free trade areas
  • Sustainable Development
3 – Mediterranean Relations
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  • Economic, social and political relations between the countries of the Mediterranean area
  • Mediterranean History
  • Transnational cooperation
  • Regional competitiveness and employment
  • Convergence and Territorial Cooperation
  • Economic growth and Development