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European competitiveness report - 2000. Commission staff working document. SEC (2000) 1823 final, 30 October 2000

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European competitiveness report 2000 Enterprise policy European competitiveness report European Commission European Commission European competitiveness report - 2000 Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities 2000 — 119 pp. — 21.0 χ 29.7 cm ISBN 92-829-0523-3 Price (excluding VAT) in Luxembourg: EUR 9 European competitiveness report Working document of the services of the European Commission This report has been prepared by the Directorate General Enterprise of the European Commission with the assistance of a scientific committee composed of Steve Davies, Ian Miles and Reinhilde Veugelers. Parts of the report draw on background papers prepared for the European Commission by IFO (Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung), NEI (Nederlands Economisch Instituut) and WIFO (Österreichisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung). The report does not express the Commission's official views. Neither the Commission nor the consultants accept liability for the consequences of actions taken on the basis of the information contained herein. European Commission A great deal of additional information on the European Union is available on the Internet. It can be accessed through the Europa server ( Cataloguing data can be found at the end of this publication. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2000 ISBN 92-829-0523-3 © European Communities, 2000 Reproduction is authorized provided the source is acknowledged Printed in Belgium Contents Executive summary 5 Introduction 19 Part 1 Developments in European competitiveness 21 Chapter 1 Macroeconomic performance 23 1. Wealth and growth performance 23 2. Factors behind the new trends in living standards 25 3. Factors behind changes in productivity patterns 28 Annex 1: Information and communication technologies in the EU during the 1990s 35 Annex 2: Recent policy developments

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