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Europe's Productivity Gap: Catching Up or Getting Stuck?

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  • Bart van Ark

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    (The Conference Board and University of Groningen)

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    An earlier version of this paper was presented at the International Symposium on Productivity, Competitiveness and Globalisation at Banque de France on 4 November 2005. The present paper is updated and extended. The paper makes use of earlier work, including Van Ark (2005), O’Mahony and Van Ark (2003), Timmer and Van Ark (2005) and Van Ark and Inklaar (2005).

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    Paper provided by The Conference Board, Economics Program in its series Economics Program Working Papers with number 06-02.

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    Length: 34 pages
    Date of creation: Jun 2006
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    Handle: RePEc:cnf:wpaper:0602

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