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Technological performance of Belgium: is it really so bad?

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  • Dumont M.

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Some measures of technological performance indicate that a number of mainly small open EU economies have performed rather well in the 1990s, compared to the US, especially when considering exports in high-tech products. Whereas the strong performance of the Nordic EU countries will not come as a surprise, the strong growth in high-tech export shares of Belgium seems in contrast with some gloomy reports on its technological competitiveness. Market reforms and macroeconomic policies, though undoubtedly necessary to shield the European Social model from increasing global competition and the ageing of the population, may not have to be as sweeping as some suggest.

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Paper provided by University of Antwerp, Faculty of Applied Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2006024.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2006
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Handle: RePEc:ant:wpaper:2006024

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