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Assessing competitiveness: how firm-level data can help. Bruegel Policy Contribution 2011/16, 16 November 2011

Altomonte, Carlo and Navaretti, Giorgio Barba and di Mauro, Filippo and Ottaviano, Gianmarco (2011) Assessing competitiveness: how firm-level data can help. Bruegel Policy Contribution 2011/16, 16 November 2011. [Policy Paper]

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    Abstract

    As policymakers refocus on growth, the ability to take a firm-level view is key to disentangling the various factors at the root of competitiveness, and thus to designing appropriate policies. • Firm-level data provides critical information for the design of appropriate competitiveness measures that complement traditional macro analysis. • More work remains to be done assembling firm-level information, but the variance of the distribution of firm characteristics already conveys important information in addition to standard averages. • New indicators should be developed to translate the distribution of firm characteristics into indicators of competitiveness designed to capture not only average performance but also the heterogeneity of firm performance. This Policy Contribution builds on ongoing research within EFIGE (www.efige.org), a project to help identify the internal policies needed to improve the external competitiveness of the European Union.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > industrial policy
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    Series: Series > Bruegel (Brussels) > Policy Contributions
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2011 08:06
    Number of Pages: 8
    Last Modified: 17 Nov 2011 08:06
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/32973

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