European Productivity Gaps Is R&D the Solution

This paper investigates the potential impact of increased business R&D efforts in Europe on the total factor productivity gap between European and U.S. industry. The paper addresses Europe’s ambition, expressed at the 2000 Lisbon Summit to become “the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world”, and the 3% R&D intensity target for Europe formulated at the 2002 Barcelona Summit

Political risk, FDI and economic growth: A cross national studie

With this thesis the aim is to investigate the effect political risk has on economic growth and how it influences the inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI). The purpose is also to investigate the relationship between inflow of FDI and economic growth. In order to em-pirically examine if there is a relevant correlation between the …

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Does Free Trade Advance Economic Growth?

I have conducted a survey of journal articles that have examined the relationship between free trade and economic growth. In particular, I have carefully selected six empirical studies that were published over a ten-year period and critically reviewed, and evaluated these studies in depth. I have also extensively presented and discussed the issues as well …

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