This presentation discusses the use of project-level data for monitoring and the evaluation of EU research and innovation
policy. First, a new dataset of R&I-related projects co-funded by the ERDF during the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020
is introduced. Second, this data is used, together with Horizon 2020 project information, to explore interlinkages between
the funding schemes in terms of thematic priorities as well as beneficiaries.
We draw on trade theory to empirically explore the effects of value chain integration on producer price dynamics. Using the
EU as an example of an integrated area, we construct measures of backward and forward linkages with intra‐ and extra‐EU trading
partners at the country‐sector level. We find that especially upstream integration and EU accession dampen inflation. The
results for downstream integration indicate a price‐increasing relationship. We propose novel EU integration indicators and
offer insights to both theory and applied research. We also add to the policy debate on the price effects of (dis‐)integration
of EU countries.