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Higher Education Reform and the Renewed Lisbon Strategy: Role of Member States and the European Commission

In: Subsidiarity and Economic Reform in Europe

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  • Frederick Ploeg

    (University of Oxford)

  • Reinhilde Veugelers

    (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and EC-BEPA)

Abstract

In a recent survey ‘The Battle for Brainpower’, The Economist of 5 October, 2006 argues that talent has become the world’s most sought-after commodity. The greying of populations and the retirement of the baby-boom generation throughout the developed world, the increasing globalization and the shift towards ‘tacit’ jobs makes the shortage of young graduates a serious problem. No economy can afford to be complacent about the war for talent. Alongside the rapid progress of China and India with their huge pools of young talented people and notwithstanding the greying of China, greying Europe faces particular challenges if it does not want to struggle to find enough engineers, scientists, doctors, lawyers and managers.

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  • Frederick Ploeg & Reinhilde Veugelers, 2008. "Higher Education Reform and the Renewed Lisbon Strategy: Role of Member States and the European Commission," Springer Books, in: George Gelauff & Isabel Grilo & Arjan Lejour (ed.), Subsidiarity and Economic Reform in Europe, chapter 5, pages 65-96, Springer.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:sprchp:978-3-540-77264-4_5
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-77264-4_5
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    Keywords

    High Education; Member State; High Education Sector; Lisbon Strategy; Postgraduate Educa;
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    JEL classification:

    • H2 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue
    • H4 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods
    • I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education

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