The Institute has signed its 50th research contract for a young researcher (STAREBEI), with the Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden) for a study on «Impact of high-speed broadband and very high-speed broadband on local economic growth and societal development: Evidence from Sweden”.

STAREBEI (STAges de REcherche BEI-EIB research internships) is a programme that provides grants to universities in order to finance junior researchers carrying out research projects proposed by the EIB Group (EIB and EIF) under the joint supervision of a university tutor and an EIB or EIF co-tutor. To date, 49 young researchers from 36 universities in 12 European countries have benefited from the STAREBEI programme.

The research with Chalmers University, situated in Gothenburg, Sweden, will last one year. This is the fifth research contract signed in 2019 following the contract with LUISS Guido Carli University for a one year study on “Changes in the European Financial Markets and the Financing of Non-Financial Firms” and three others earlier this year with Università degli Studi di Parma, Johns Hopkins University and Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.