Quotation Aiginger, Karl, Vogel, Johanna, Bärenthaler -Sieber, Susanne. 2013. Competitiveness of EU vs. US Part 1, 2, 7, 9 of the study Competitiveness under New Perspectives. Welfare, Wealth and Work for Europe; Work Package 301.


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This paper aims to redefine the term competitiveness to enhance its usefulness for the evaluation of country performance and for policy conclusions. We attempt to establish a definition that is adequate if economic policy strives for a new growth path that is more dynamic, socially inclusive and ecologically sustainable. We tentatively apply the proposed definition to evaluate the "competitiveness" of EU member states as well as to compare Europe's "competitiveness" with that of the US (and, where possible, with Switzerland, Japan and China). In the first part of the paper, we examine the evolution of the concept from a focus on "inputs" at the firm level (price or cost competitiveness) to economic structure and capabilities at the country level and finally to "outcome" competitiveness, where outcomes are defined in a broad sense and in the context of the WWWforEurope project. We propose to define competitiveness as the "ability of a country (region, location) to deliver the beyond-GDP goals for its citizens".

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Working/discussion paper, preprint
Language English
Title Competitiveness of EU vs. US Part 1, 2, 7, 9 of the study Competitiveness under New Perspectives
Title of whole publication Welfare, Wealth and Work for Europe; Work Package 301
Year 2013
URL http://wiiw.ac.at/files/events/competitiveness-eu-us-n-193.pdf

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Aiginger, Karl (Details)
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Bärenthaler -Sieber, Susanne (WIFO, Austria)
Vogel, Johanna (WIFO, Austria)
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Department of Economics DP (Details)
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