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On the Multivariate Analysis of the "Lisbon Process"

  • Tausch, Arno

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    (University of Innsbruck)

  • Heshmati, Almas

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    (Jönköping University, Sogang University)

  • Bajalan, Chemen S. J.

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    (University of Kurdistan Hawler)

Starting from Professor Kornai’s assertion about the necessity to focus on the long-term perspectives of the transformation process, we analyze in this paper the Lisbon performance of the countries of the European Union from such a long-term, structural perspective. We present in a simple form the mathematical methods used in this essay. Then, we analyze Lisbon indicator performance by factor analytical means. We conclude that only a Schumpeterian vision of capitalism as a process of “creative destruction” – or rather – “destructive creation” can explain these contradictions, which we empirically reveal in this analysis, and which beset the “Lisbon process” from the very beginning. Our factor analysis tells us that a majority of the kernel Lisbon indicators go indeed hand in hand with high comparative price levels; high freight transport; high greenhouse gas emissions; low business investment rates; and low youth educational attainment rates. We conclude that in reality we are facing four underlying and contradictory processes including a Lisbon productivity factor; high eco-social exclusion; the employment performance; and the neo-liberal European model.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 3198.

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Length: 49 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2007
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Publication status: published in: History & Mathematics: Processes and Models of Global Dynamics, Volgograd, Russia, 2010, 92 – 137
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp3198
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