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Drivers and Obstacles to Competitiveness in the EU. The Role of Value Chains and the Single Market

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  • Klaus S. Friesenbichler
  • Christian Glocker

    (WIFO)

  • Werner Hölzl
  • Serguei Kaniovski
  • Agnes Kügler
  • Andreas Reinstaller
  • Gerhard Streicher
  • Iulia Siedschlag
  • Mattia Di Ubaldo
  • Zuzanna Studnicka

    (Economic and Social Research Institute)

  • Robert Stehrer
  • Roman Stöllinger
  • Sandra Leitner
  • Doris Hanzl-Weiss
  • Oliver Reiter
  • Amat Adarov
  • Alexandra Bykova

    (The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies)

Abstract

This report offers an extensive analysis of the effects of the EU Single Market. It sheds light on four interrelated aspects: It first reveals the asymmetric economic performance across member countries, which also mirrors structural differences. These differences in economic outcomes are next confronted with measures of the Single Market, economic institutions, changes in demand patterns, industrial turbulence and producer price developments. Next, the changes in value chains are tracked over time, and also put into a global perspective. Eventually, firm level evidence complements the findings. The results are highly relevant for economic policies at the member country and the EU level.

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  • Klaus S. Friesenbichler & Christian Glocker & Werner Hölzl & Serguei Kaniovski & Agnes Kügler & Andreas Reinstaller & Gerhard Streicher & Iulia Siedschlag & Mattia Di Ubaldo & Zuzanna Studnicka & Robe, 2017. "Drivers and Obstacles to Competitiveness in the EU. The Role of Value Chains and the Single Market," WIFO Studies, WIFO, number 60837, August.
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    1. Fritz Breuss, 2018. "25 Years Single Market: Which Trade and Growth Effects?," WIFO Working Papers 572, WIFO.
    2. Michael Landesmann & Roman Stöllinger, 2018. "Structural Change, Trade and Global Production Networks," wiiw Policy Notes 21, The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, wiiw.

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