Study on a methodology for identifying sectors with serious structural problems

Sector: Competition Economics | Competition, Regulation and Business | State aid
Client: EC DG Competition
Published: December, 2002
Document type: Report 
Tagged: EC/EEA quantitative analysis

London Economics was commissioned by DG Competition state aid II to develop a general methodology to be used by EC officials to draw up an initial “List of sectors” where serious structural problems prevail. In the report we set out an analytical framework that reviews various aspects (sales, output, employment) of an industry when the industry is in decline or faces deep structural problems. The study investigates the availability of relevant data sources at the EU or EEA level, and proposes a methodology for establishing a “List of sectors” that is robust and feasible on the basis of our findings on the availability of data.