Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Module, ELEDEEU, 2019-2022
The Economic and Legal Evaluation of Digital Ecosystems in the EU
Jean Monnet teaching and research project on digital ecosystems was approved by the European Commission and received the Commission’s funding for 2019-2021. The project leaders are Professor Kadri Männasoo from the Department of Economics and Finance and Professor Tanel Kerikmäe from the Department of Law. The project which is titled “The Economic and Legal Evaluation of Digital Ecosystems in the EU“ aims to encourage academic discussion on digital ecosystems and raise awareness about the legal and economic aspects of digitalisation
During the project, a study module and a digital platform for supervising students’ research papers will be designed. The project enables students to partake in the scientific work of TalTech’s researchers, including the results of international collaborative projects on European digital systems.
Project duration: 1.09.2019 - 31.08.2022
Principal investigators: Professor Kadri Männasoo, Professor Tanel Kerikmäe
Senior research staff: Dr. Simona Ferraro, Dr. Maria Claudia Solarte Vasquez, Dr. Archil Chochia
Other research staff: Evelin Pärn-Lee, Helery Tasane, Hakan Berber
Project assistant: Tarmo Tuul
Courses and events
The project offers the following courses:
- Special Topics in Digital Ecosystems I, 3ECTS
- Special Topics in Digital Ecosystems II, 3ECTS
The events offered within the project:
- Guest lectures
- Roundtable debates
- Visit to the Innovation and Business Centre Mektory
- Dedicated session(s) to digital ecosystems in International Conference of Economic Challenges in Enlarged Europe (ECEE)
Guest Lecture by Meelis Kitsing on 11 February 2020
The Department of Economics and Finance organised an open lecture under Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Module „The Economic and Legal Evaluation of Digital Ecosystems in the EU“. Dr. Meelis Kitsing from the Foresight Center at the Parliament of Estonia gave a presentation titled Scenarios for Digital Platform Ecosystems and Estonian Digital Governance. The event took place on February 11, 2020 from 18:00 to 19:00 in SOC-311 and drew together students from various disciplines.
This presentation explores the role of governance in digital platform ecosystems and potential future developments. It makes four contributions. First, the concept of digital platform ecosystem is introduced instead of platform economy. Second, the future of digital platform ecosystems is explored on the basis of scenario planning which allows to consider alternative future trajectories rather than rely on extrapolation of current trends. Third, presentation compares different digital governance scenarios developed by international and national organizations which also highlight potential futures for digital platform ecosystems. Last but not least, five Estonian digital governance scenarios are discussed in the context of actual policy making. This reveals that the trend is towards centralization of digital governance in Estonia rather than towards decentralized networked governance approach.
Professor Kadri Männasoo gave a presentation under the auspices of the Jean Monnet project
Professor Kadri Männasoo gave a presentation on the linkages between digital skills and labour market effects in European countries under the auspices of the ERASMUS+ project ELEDEEU 2019-2022 „Euroopa Liidu digitaalsete ökosüsteemide majanduslik ja õigusalane hindamine“ ("The Economic and Legal Evaluation of Digital Ecosystems in the EU“).
According to the research results, individuals’ digital capacity improves their labour market outcomes and increases labour productivity at the regional aggregated level. The results were presented at the international conference „8th Dialogue on Social Market Economy” (Tartu, 31 January – 1 February 2020) which focused on the role of education in different economic systems.
Guest Lecture by Jon Pareliussen on 17.12.2019
On December 17, OECD economist Jon Pareliussen will give a presentation on digital technology adoption. The event will take place from 14:00-15:00 in room SOC-416. More information below:
"Digital technology adoption, productivity gains in adopting firms and sectoral spill-overs – Firm-level evidence from Estonia"
With a newly constructed firm-level dataset combining various survey- and registry data from Statistics Estonia, this paper sheds new light on the labour productivity premium from adopting digital technologies and boosting digital skill use. The productivity premium is decomposed into a direct effect benefitting the firms actually increasing their digital intensity, and an indirect effect of belonging to a sector with high digital intensity. The firm-level productivity premium of being an adopting firm is consistently positive and sizeable across different digital technologies and measures of skill intensity. The evidence also suggests positive spill-over effects in manufacturing sectors and sectors with a high routine task content and thus a high automation potential.
- Kick-off meeting of newly selected Jean Monnet Projects was organised in Brussels on 18 November 2019. More information
- The Closing Conference of the 30th anniversary of the Jean Monnet Activities focusing on the challenges of digitalisation within education and how EU studies are affected by it, was held in Brussels on 19 November 2019. More information
- More information about Erasmus + Jean Monnet - Modules can be found here