Competitiveness Report of the European Commission

Since 1998 WIFO coordinates studies commissioned by the European Commission analysing the competitiveness of the European Union and its member countries in the context of a major framework contract. The Directorate General for Growth (previously DG Enterprise and Industry) of the European Commission has published an annual European Competitiveness Report between 1998 and 2014. In 2015 this publication has been discontinued and from 2015 onwards has been replaced by the European Internal Market and Competitiveness Report reflecting the merger of the Directorate General for the Internal Market and the Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry. In the context of this framework contract WIFO and its partner institutes have produced background studies for these EC publications which have been and will be the major tangible output of this project.

The results of these studies next to the European Internal Market and Competitiveness Report form also other landmark publications of the European Commission such as the EU Industrial Structure Report or the Member State Competitiveness Report. They also provide crucial intelligence to the Council and the wider public about the state of competitiveness of industries in the EU economy. In addition, the findings are used to measure progress towards the Europe 2020 Strategy and the effects of structural reforms in EU member countries.

The research is carried out by a WIFO- led consortium of 20 specialised research institutes from 14 European countries. The current framework contract is in force for the years 2015 till 2018.

Published up to now

Studies on structural reforms in the EU member countries 2013-2018

Single Market and Competitiveness Report 2017/2018
Single Market and Competitiveness Report 2016/2017

Partners

AIT – Austrian Institute of Technology https://www.ait.ac.at/
BSI – The British Standards Institution https://www.bsigroup.com/de-AT/
CIREM – Center for International Research and Economic Modelling http://www.cepii.fr/cirem/en/presentation/cirem.htm
EBN – European Business and Innovation Center Network https://ebn.eu/
ECORYS – http://www.ecorys.com/
ESRI – Economic and Social Research Institute http://www.esri.ie/
KOF – Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich https://www.kof.ethz.ch/
ETLA – Research Institute of the Finnish Economy https://www.etla.fi/en/
FEEM – Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei https://www.feem.it/en/
IDEA – Idea Consult http://www.ideaconsult.be/
ifW – Kiel Institut für Weltwirtschaft https://www.ifw-kiel.de/
ivie – Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Economicas http://www.ivie.es/es_ES/
IWE – Institute of World Economics http://www.krtk.mta.hu/english/, http://www.vki.hu/eindex.shtml?setlang=english
NIESR – National Institute of Economic and Social Research https://www.niesr.ac.uk/
SPI – Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação http://www.spi.pt/
CWS – Center für Wirtschaftspolitische Studien https://www.cws.uni-hannover.de/center.html
SGH – World Economy Research Institute https://ssl-kolegia.sgh.waw.pl/en/KGS/structure/IGS-KGS/Pages/default.aspx
VTT – Technical Research Center of Finland http://www.vttresearch.com/
wiiw – Wiener Institut für internationale Wirtschaftsvergleiche https://wiiw.ac.at/
ZEW – Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung http://www.zew.de/
 

Details

WIFO, ECORYS, ZEW
Business-to-Business Relations in the Online Platform Environment. Competitiveness Report 2016
Commissioned by: European Commission
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research – ECORYS Holding BV – Centre for European Economic Research
Keywords:TP_Europa_Wettbewerb
Research group:Industrial Economics, Innovation and International Competition
Language:English

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Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research – Lower Saxony Institute for Economic Research – IDEA Consult
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Commissioned by: European Commission
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research – SPI – IDEA Consult – The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies – Economic and Social Research Institute – Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute for World Economics
Completed research studies
Commissioned by: European Commission
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research – ECORYS Holding BV – Centre for European Economic Research
Closed: 2017
Completed research studies
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research – ECORYS Holding BV – Economic and Social Research Institute – IDEA Consult – Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Institute for World Economics – SPI – The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies
Commissioned by: European Commission
Closed: 2016
Monographs, March 2017
Commissioned by: European Commission
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research – The British Standards Institution
Online since: 15.02.2016 0:00
Completed research studies
Commissioned by: European Commission
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research – IDEA Consult – Lower Saxony Institute for Economic Research
Closed: 2016
The development of Clean Industries has obtained a central place in EU policies. The Framework Strategy for a Resilient Energy Union with a Forward-Looking Climate Change Policy, better known as the Energy Union package, puts forward the following five mutually consistent dimensions as the way forward: 1. Energy security, solidarity and trust; 2. A fully integrated European energy market; 3. Energy efficiency contributing to moderation of demand; 4. Decarbonising the economy, and 5. Research, Innovation and Competitiveness. Notably the elements on energy efficiency and decarbonising the economy lie at the core of developing Clean Industries, while the last dimension is necessary to enable these transitions. This policy choice rests on both social objectives and sound economic rationality, as a transition towards Clean Industries can bring about both environmental benefits and sustained employment as well as opportunities for EU businesses. The aim of the present study is to feed the new EU Global Technology and Innovation Leadership Initiative on energy and climate to boost growth and jobs (TILI Initiative), which is expected to be launched in early 2016.
Completed research studies
Commissioned by: World Economic Forum
Study by: Austrian Institute of Economic Research
Closed: 2016
As the Austrian partner organisation for the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report, WIFO undertakes a survey among leading business managers.
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