Transforming the European Economy

Transforming the European Economy

by Martin Neil Baily, Jacob Funk Kirkegoard, Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, Jacob Funk Kirkegoard
     
 

Europe grew rapidly for many years, but now, faced with greater challenges, several of the large economies in Europe have either failed to generate enough jobs or have failed to achieve the highest levels of productivity or both. This study explores why Europe's growth slowed, what contribution information technology makes to growth, and what policies could facilitate… See more details below

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Europe grew rapidly for many years, but now, faced with greater challenges, several of the large economies in Europe have either failed to generate enough jobs or have failed to achieve the highest levels of productivity or both. This study explores why Europe's growth slowed, what contribution information technology makes to growth, and what policies could facilitate economic transformation. It emphasizes a system with strong work incentives and a high level of competitive intensity. Europe doesn't need to eliminate its protections for individuals, the authors conclude, but both social programs and policies toward business must be reoriented so that they encourage economic change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881323436
Publisher:
Peterson Institute for International Economics
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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