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Dr Sara Davies is Senior Research Fellow at EPRC and a Director of the European Policy Research Consortium (EoRPA). She has considerable research and policy-oriented expertise in EU Structural and Cohesion Funds, and in national and regional economic development policies. She undertook an MSc and PhD in regional economic development before working as an economist at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs in 1997-2003, where she was responsible for the economic analysis and assessment of economic development strategies in a number of Convergence countries and macro-regions. She now specialises in research on the design, implementation and evaluation of both Cohesion policy and national regional development policies, notably in Germany, and she has managed and conducted research for the European Commission and Member State authorities in a range of European countries. Further areas of current work focus on the regional impact of the financial crisis and economic downturn, as well as the contribution of regional policy to socio-economic well-being.

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D3.1 - Case studies of national bioeconomy strategies in Finland and Germany

Davies, S., Griestop, L., Vironen, H., Bachtler, J., Dozhdeva, V. & Michie, R., 28 Feb 2016, Glasgow. 56 p.

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  • Metropolitan misery: why do Scots live in 'bad places to live'?

    Dunlop, S., Davies, S. & Swales, K., 30 Aug 2016, In : Regional Studies, Regional Science. 3, 1, p. 379-398 20 p.

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    Innovation policies in Europe – are they place-based or not?

    Sara Davies (Speaker)

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    The instruments of regional policy in European countries

    Sara Davies (Speaker)

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk