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The Role of Structural Reform for Adjustment and Growth

Author(s): Erik Canton, Isabel Grilo, Josefina Monteagudo, Fabiana Pierini, Alessandro Turrini, European Commission

The Role of Structural Reform for Adjustment and Growthpdf(276 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 

This Economic Brief recapitulates some main insights on the role of structural reform for adjustment and growth in the EU. Its aim is threefold. First, the Brief discusses recent reform efforts in EU countries. Second, it discusses possible effects from reforms in labour and product markets by summarising recent and ongoing work within DG ECFIN using empirical analysis as well as ECFIN's macroeconomic model QUEST. Third, and based on the previous two parts, the Economic Brief highlights policy-relevant questions looking forward.

(ECFIN Economic Briefs 34. June 2014. Brussels. pdf. 7pp. Graph. Bibliogr. )

KC-AY-14-034-EN-N (online)
ISBN 978-92-79-35338-3 (online)
ISSN 1831-4473 (online)
doi: 10.2765/72910 (online)

JEL classification: E42, E44, G12

ECFIN economic briefs are occasional working papers by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs which provide background to policy discussions.

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