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Did the European unification induce economic growth? In search of scale effects and persistent changes

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  • Patrick Vanhoudt

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In this paper we investigate whether the European unification has had an impact on the Union's average labor productivity growth. Based on a time series approach we do not find a scale-effect as suggested by new growth theory. However, the data do not reject the hypothesis that the EU growth experience is well described by a textbook Solow model. Panel data estimations moreover firmly reject the idea of a growth bonus associated with EU membership.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv.

Volume (Year): 135 (1999)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 193-220

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Handle: RePEc:spr:weltar:v:135:y:1999:i:2:p:193-220

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