Talking about Europe: exploring 70 years of news archives

Published in Bruegel Working Paper, 2021

This paper quantitatively explores news coverage on the subject of “Europe” in three different countries and three newspapers: France (Le Monde), Italy (La Stampa) and Germany (Der Spiegel). We collected and organised large web-scraped datasets covering the period 1945 to 2019. After ensuring the quality of the archives, we identified articles referring to “European” news while leaving aside national and other non-European news, based on a mix of keyword matching, large-scale natural language processing and topic identification on the full text of news articles.

Recommended citation: Bergamini; E. Mourlon-Druol (2021) Talking about Europe: exploring 70 years of news archives, Working Paper 04/2021, Bruegel

Exploring EU’s Potential in Low-Carbon Technologies

Published in Sustainability, 2020

This research builds on the regional innovation literature, and aims to better understand the potential for, and development of, low-carbon technologies in the European Union. Exploiting the OECD’s REGPAT for regionalised patent data, we estimate the potential advantage of European NUTS2 regions have in 14 green technologies.

Recommended citation: Bergamini, E.; Zachmann, G. Exploring EU’s Regional Potential in Low-Carbon Technologies. Sustainability 2021 , 13, 32.

How COVID-19 is laying bare inequality

Published in Bruegel Blogpost, 2020

COVID-19 is laying bare socio-economic inequalities and could exacerbate them in the near future. The virus is a risk factor particularly for those at the lower end of the income distribution, who are vulnerable to the interaction of the shock with income, socio-economic and urban inequalities.

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