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Technology Diffusion, Services, and Endogenous Growth in Europe. Is the Lisbon Strategy Still Alive?

Paolo Guerrieri, Bernardo Maggi, Valentina Meliciani () and Pier Carlo Padoan
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Paolo Guerrieri: Università di Roma ‘La Sapienza’, Visiting Professor, College of Europe (Bruges)
Pier Carlo Padoan: Minister of Finance, Italy

No 2, Bruges European Economic Research Papers from European Economic Studies Department, College of Europe

Abstract: We explore the role of business services in knowledge accumulation and growth and the determinants of knowledge diffusion including the role of distance. A continuous time model is estimated on several European countries, Japan, and the US. Policy simulations illustrate the benefits for EU growth of the deepening of the single market, the reduction of regulatory barriers, and the accumulation of technology and human capital. Our results support the basic insights of the Lisbon Agenda. Economic growth in Europe is enhanced to the extent that: trade in services increases, technology accumulation and diffusion increase, regulation becomes both less intensive and more uniform across countries, and human capital accumulation increases in all countries.

Keywords: F150; O140; O330 JEL codes: economic integration; manufacturing and services; diffusion processes (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2005-05
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