European Integration and Productivity: Exploring the Gains of the Single Market

Sector: Competition, Regulation and Business | Productivity, Innovation and New Economy
Published: May, 2002
Document type: LE publication (working papers and economic briefs) 
Tagged: EC/EEA quantitative analysis

This paper uses a variety of panel data techniques to argue that the European Single Market Programme significantly increased productivity in a number of European countries. In particular, as a result of the Programme, industry productivity increased considerably in 1992 and 1993 in France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and in the UK.