Study on State Intervention in the Economy by EU Competitors (CR 2014)

The study investigates industrial policy actions among major players in international trade outside the EU (e.g., USA, China, Brazil, Korea, Japan and Russia) and ways to promote a level playing field globally. This includes strategies within international fora to address state intervention including issues like public procurement rules and matching clauses. The study takes into account the potential distortive effects of public support measures and provides an assessment of whether the scale of intervention should be a reason of concern for the EU, and if so, which industries or policy domains are concerned. The project is part of the WIFO-led Framework Contract "Studies in the Areas of European Competitiveness". It is conducted in cooperation with wiiw.