Productivity and Microeconomic Reforms: Strengthening EU Competitiveness
AbstractThis paper argues that standards of living are a meaningful measure of competitiveness. It views comparisons with the performance of other regions, and in particular with the US, as an evaluation of the distance to the “technology frontier” and the potential for improvements. Productivity and external competitiveness developments are reviewed from a sectoral perspective. A forward looking dimension is given by a brief presentation of the revised “Lisbon Strategy” and the new industrial policy approach proposed by the European Commission. Copyright Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2006
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Volume (Year): 6 (2006)
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competitiveness; productivity; Lisbon strategy; O40; F14; C68 (or D58);
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- O40 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General
- F14 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Empirical Studies of Trade
- C68 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Computable General Equilibrium Models
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- D58 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Computable and Other Applied General Equilibrium Models
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