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Assessing competitiveness- how firm-level data can help

Carlo Altomonte (), Giorgio Barba Navaretti (), Filippo di Mauro () and Gianmarco Ottaviano ()

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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...

Date: 2011-11
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