Growth and European Integration: Towards an Empirical Assessment
AbstractBroadly speaking, European integration affects growth by stimulating the accumulation of physical capital and/or knowledge capital (i.e. technology). This paper surveys existing empirical work on integration and growth concluding that there is strong evidence that trade liberalization promotes growth by boosting investment in physical capital. Because European integration has substantially liberalized European trade, we conclude that it has promoted European growth. We find much less econometric support for trade-induced technology-led growth. Nonetheless cross-country data reveals a rough correlation between the national total factor productivity growth rates and the degree (and duration) of European integration. Our exploratory regressions into this phenomenon prove inconclusive, but we suggest several directions for future research.
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