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Competitiveness and Growth in Europe
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Competitiveness and Growth in Europe

Lessons and Policy Implications for the Lisbon Strategy

9781845426620 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Susanne Mundschenk, ZEI, University of Bonn, Germany and London School of Economics, UK, Michael H. Stierle, European Commission and INFER, Ulrike Stierle-von Schütz, Directorate-General Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission, Brussels and Iulia Traistaru-Siedschlag, Head, Centre for International Macroeconomic Analysis, The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), Dublin, Ireland and Senior Fellow, Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI), University of Bonn, Germany
Publication Date: 2006 ISBN: 978 1 84542 662 0 Extent: 272 pp
This book contributes fresh theoretical and empirical evidence on competitiveness and growth in connection with the commitment made by European leaders at the Lisbon Summit in 2000 to ‘render the European Union the most competitive and dynamic knowledge based economy in the world by 2010, capable of sustainable economic growth, with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion’.

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This book contributes fresh theoretical and empirical evidence on competitiveness and growth in connection with the commitment made by European leaders at the Lisbon Summit in 2000 to ‘render the European Union the most competitive and dynamic knowledge based economy in the world by 2010, capable of sustainable economic growth, with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion’.

Until now, there has been little in-depth economic analysis of the objectives and policy implementations of the Lisbon Strategy. Competitiveness and Growth in Europe aims to fill this gap by contributing to a better and deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities of the Lisbon Strategy. This book presents, in a coherent framework, policy relevant research on the main aspects of the Lisbon Agenda: the determinants of growth, cohesion strategies and the role of institutions, education, R&D and technological progress in economic performance.

It will be of particular interest to researchers and policy makers working in the fields of competitiveness and growth in the context of economic and monetary integration as well as to academics of European studies in general.
Critical Acclaim
‘. . . interesting and informative reading, for scholars and decision makers alike.’
– Angelo M. Cardani, Scienze Regionali
Contributors
Contributors: M. Baudry, V. Caspari, H.L.F. de Groot, A. Dierx, C. Dreger, B. Dumont, J. Fitz Gerald, F. Ilzkovitz, C. Meister, S. Mundschenk, R. Nahuis, P. Nijkamp, G. Rehme, J. Rubart, M.H. Stierle, U. Stierle-von Schütz, P.J.G. Tang, I. Traistaru, B. van Ark, B. Verspagen, G.B. Wolff
Contents
Contents:
Preface
Part I: Overview
1. Competitiveness and Growth in Europe: An Overview
Susanne Mundschenk, Michael H. Stierle, Ulrike Stierle-von Schütz and Iulia Traistaru

Part II: The Lisbon Strategy: Main Challenges and Achievements
2. Economic Growth in Europe: Pursuing the Lisbon Strategy
Adriaan Dierx and Fabienne Ilzkovitz

3. Elements and Determinants of Economic Growth – Lessons and Policy Implications for the European Knowledge Society and Innovation System
Peter Nijkamp

4. Lessons from 20 Years of Cohesion
John Fitz Gerald

5. Does the European Union Need to Revive Productivity Growth?
Bart van Ark

Part III: Research Lessons and Policy Implications for the Lisbon Strategy
6. Is the American Model Miss World? Choosing Between the Anglo-Saxon Model and a European-Style Alternative
Henri L.F. de Groot, Richard Nahuis and Paul J.G. Tang
Comment
John Fitz Gerald

7. The Impact of Institutions on the Employment Threshold in European Labour Markets, 1979–2001
Christian Dreger
Comment
Jens Rubart

8. European Productivity Gaps: Is R&D the Solution?
Christoph Meister and Bart Verspagen
Comment
Guntram B. Wolff

9. Measuring Inventive Performance of the OECD Countries Using Triadic Patent Families: Reinventing the Lisbon Challenge
Marc Baudry and Béatrice Dumont
Comment
Adriaan Dierx

10. Education, Research, and Economic Growth – Some Tests for the US and Germany
Volker Caspari, Jens Rubart and Günther Rehme
Comment
Ulrike Stierle-von Schütz

Index

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