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Michael Peneder (WIFO), Christian Rammer (ZEW), Measuring Competitiveness

Monographs, January 2018, 242 pages
The study serves as a background document for the European Commission and is conducted in close cooperation with the ZEW Mannheim. The main tasks are to define the concept of competitiveness at the micro, meso, and macro levels of economic activity, to establish a set of indicators that is suitable for comparing the competitive performance of EU countries, to develop a systematic grid of indicators and policy objectives, and to determine the strengths and weaknesses of commonly used indicators, including their associated measurement problems or biases.
Authors: Michael Peneder, Andreas Reinstaller, Stefan Weingärtner (WIFO), Florence Blandinières, Niklas Dürr, Stefan Frübing, Sven Heim, Bettina Peters, Christian Rammer (ZEW) – Disclaimer: This report has been prepared for the European Commission, DG GROW, under Specific Contract No SI2-750358 implementing the Framework Service Contract ENTR/300/PP/2013/FC-WIFO coordinated by the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO, coordinator: Andreas Reinstaller). The information and views set out in this study are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the Commission. The Commission does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this study. Neither the Commission nor any person acting on the Commission's behalf may be held responsible for the use which may be made of the information contained therein.
Commissioned by: European Commission
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research – Centre for European Economic Research
Online since: 21.12.2017 13:34
Research group:Industrial Economics, Innovation and International Competition