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Competitiveness and the export performance of the euro area

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  • Filippo di Mauro
  • Robert Anderton
  • Ekkehard Ernst
  • Laurent Maurin
  • Sonia Pokutova
  • Wim Melyn
  • Axel Jochem
  • N. M. Pakinezou
  • Javier Torres
  • Remy Lecat
  • Mark Cassidy
  • Roberto Tedeschi
  • Erik Walch
  • Jurriann Eggelte
  • Karin Wagner
  • Ildeberta Abreu
  • Helvi Kinnunen
  • Tobias Blattner
  • Roberto De Santis
  • Rodrigo Oliveira-Soires
  • Jian-Guang Shen
  • Matthias Sydow
  • Thomas Warmedinger
  • Tina Zumer
  • Iris Nelissen
  • Emanuelle Breda

Abstract

Chapter 1 provides an overview and assessment of the price competitiveness and export performance of the euro area and the larger euro area countries, as well as an evaluation of how standard equations have been able to explain actual export developments. Chapter 2 carries out a constant market share analysis for the euro area and thereby sheds light on the reasons for movements in aggregate export market shares by looking at the sectoral and geographical composition of euro area exports. Chapter 3 looks at the evolution of the technological competitiveness of the euro area and major competitors – proxied by patenting activity and R&D expenditure – and analyses some structural indicators of competitiveness using survey data. Chapter 4 then looks at the impact of FDI on competitiveness and export performance. Finally, Chapter 5 summarises the main findings of the report, but also critically evaluates their importance and implications.

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Paper provided by European Central Bank in its series Occasional Paper Series with number 30.

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Length: 98 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2005
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Handle: RePEc:ecb:ecbops:20050030

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  1. Stephan Danninger & Fred Joutz, 2008. "What Explains Germany's Rebounding Export Market Share?," CESifo Economic Studies, CESifo, vol. 54(4), pages 681-714, December.
  2. Ansgar Belke & Holger Zemanek & Gunther Schnabl, 2010. "Current Account Balances and Structural Adjustment in the Euro Area," Ruhr Economic Papers 0176, Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Universität Dortmund, Universität Duisburg-Essen.
  3. Benjamin R. Mandel, 2012. "Why is the U.S. share of world merchandise exports shrinking?," Current Issues in Economics and Finance, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, vol. 18(Feb).
  4. Zemanek, Holger & Belke, Ansgar & Schnabl, Gunther, 2009. "Current Account Imbalances and Structural Adjustment in the Euro Area: How to Rebalance Competitiveness," IZA Policy Papers 7, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  5. Gaiotti, Eugenio, 2008. "Has globalisation changed the Phillips curve? Firm-level evidence on the effect of activity on prices," MPRA Paper 8389, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  6. George A. Zombanakis & Constantinos Stylianou & Andreas S. Andreou, 2009. "The Greek Current Account Deficit:Is it Sustainable after all?," Working Papers 98, Bank of Greece.
  7. Raphaël Chiappini, 2010. "Dynamique des spécialisations et performances commerciales des pays d'Europe centrale et orientale (PECO)," Working Papers hal-00637591, HAL.
  8. Axel Jochem, 2010. "International Financial Competitiveness and Incentives to Foreign Direct Investment," Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik), Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Department of Statistics and Economics, vol. 230(1), pages 42-58, February.
  9. Ca' Zorzi, Michele & Schnatz, Bernd, 2007. "Explaining and forecasting euro area exports: which competitiveness indicator performs best?," Working Paper Series 0833, European Central Bank.
  10. Panayiotis P. Athanasoglou & Ioanna C. Bardaka, 2008. "Price and Non - Price Competitiveness of Exports of Manufactures," Working Papers 69, Bank of Greece.
  11. Sebastian Gundel, 2008. "Declining german export prices due to increased competition from newly industrializing countries - evidence from germany and the ceecs," Prague Economic Papers, University of Economics, Prague, vol. 2008(1), pages 3-22.

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