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Competitiveness and Economic Development

Research aim, lines & team

This team is formed by lecturers from the university of Deusto’s faculty of economics and business administration-Deusto Business School and researchers from Orkestra-Basque Institute of Competitiveness.

Brief description of the research aims 

Study the variables which explain the differences in economic growth between regions. economic variables such as innovation, openness to the outside world, production structure and the capacity for entrepreneurship; and business variables such as property structures, use of accounting information for decision making and corporate social responsibility policy are examined. In addition to economic and business growth, the team also reflects on the different alternative visions of the economy.

A secondary focus area consists of analysis of regional strategies to boost competitiveness and regional economic growth, the role of public policy to develop these strategies and their assessment, the researcher’s role in developing these strategies and policies.

Research areas

  • Identification of the factors that explain growth differences.
  • Design, implementation and evaluation of public policy on economic growth.

* Team recognised by the Basque Government


Head Researcher
Asier Minondo

Research Team
Cristina Aragón
Mari Jose Aranguren
Pedro Duarte
Iñaki Erauskin
Cristina Iturrioz
Miren Larrea
Edurne Magro
Lorea Narvaiza
Igone Porto
James Ralph
Jon Mikel Zabala
Asunción Ibáñez
Miren Estensoro
Susana Franco
Aitor Garmendia
Aitziber Elola
Stephanie Grimbert
Pablo Rodríguez
Elsayed Fathi
Martin Stojanovikj