The MEIDE 5 conference brings together researchers from around the world to discuss the importance of innovation for economic growth and development.
The Fundación Omar Dengo, the Ministry of Science and Technology of Costa Rica, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and UNU-MERIT are organizing the Fifth Conference on Micro Evidence on Innovation and in Developing Economies (MEIDE 5), which will be held on June 27–28, 2011, in San José, Costa Rica.
The aim of the MEIDE conference is to bring together researchers from around the world to discuss the importance of innovation for economic growth and development. Priority will be given to empirical studies that are devoted to developing countries and based on micro data, such as innovation surveys, R&D surveys, household surveys, patents, publications or research grants. There is also room for methodological and theoretical papers and for evidence from case studies.
This year, a few sessions will be devoted to the theme “innovation and employment” in collaboration with a project lead by the Inter-American Development Bank.
For more information, see the MEIDE 5 webpage on the UNU-MERIT website.
Download the MEIDI 5 preliminary programme.