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Measuring Creativity in the EU Member States

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  • Correia, Carlos Miguel

    (University of Porto)

  • Costa, José da Silva

    () (University of Porto)

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With the increasing role of creativity in economic growth, researchers have gained great interest in the study of the creative economy and placed it as an important topic in their research and political agendas. Given the increasing importance attributed by researchers and policymakers to the concept of creativity and creative economy, the increasing interest of researchers in defining and estimating indexes of creativity is no surprise. These indexes provide analytical tools to assess the economic impact of the creative economy and are useful to measure the effectiveness of political decisions. In this paper we compare twelve selected indexes of creativity and we identify their strengths and weaknesses. Then, based on the evaluated indexes of creativity, we propose a new one. Estimating the proposed index of creativity, we compare our results with Florida’s global creativity index (Florida et al., 2011).

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  • Correia, Carlos Miguel & Costa, José da Silva, 2014. "Measuring Creativity in the EU Member States," INVESTIGACIONES REGIONALES - Journal of REGIONAL RESEARCH, Asociación Española de Ciencia Regional, issue 30, pages 7-26.
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    1. Zoltan J. Acs & Monika I. Megyesi, 2009. "Creativity and industrial cities: A case study of Baltimore," Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 21(4), pages 421-439, July.
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    Keywords

    Creativity indexes; creativity; innovation;

    JEL classification:

    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General
    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives

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