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Five Lisbon highlights; the economic impact of reaching these targets

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  • George Gelauff

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  • Arjan Lejour

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The Lisbon strategy could reinvigorate Europe's economy and boost employment. In 2000 the European leaders agreed to stimulate economic growth and employment and make Europe's economy the most competitive in the world. Read also the accompanying press release .If Europe would really reach the goals they set, Europe's Gross Domestic Product could increase by 12 to 23% and employment by about 11%. This paper draws this conclusion after having analysed five of the most important Lisbon goals: the internal market for services, the reduction of administrative burdens, goals on improving human capital, the 3% target on research and development expenditures, and the 70% target on the employment rate. Using CPB's general equilibrium model for the world economy we have simulated the consequences for Europe of reaching the Lisbon targets in these fields.

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Paper provided by CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis in its series CPB Document with number 104.

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Date of creation: Jan 2006
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