- Discussion Paper 119
- Publication date
- 25 October 2019
This paper examines the slowdown in productivity growth in both the EU and the US, looking for recent signs of improvement and contributions attributable to digital transformation.
DG ECFIN's Fellowship Initiative 2018-2019 “The Productivity Challenge: Jobs and Incomes in the Dawning Era of Intelligent Robots” has solicited contributions examining current and possible future productivity developments in Europe. In view of possible hysteresis effects after the crisis and in the general context of ageing populations and globalisation, the aim has been to re-examine the ongoing trends and drivers and to identify policies to tap fully the potential for inclusive productivity growth. The fellowships have been awarded to prominent scholars in the field to interact with staff in ECFIN and other Commission colleagues, and to prepare final reports on specific research questions within this general topic.
Sandra Leitner, Robert Stehrer, Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies
Information and identifiers
Discussion Paper 119. October 2019. Brussels. PDF. 40pp. Tab. Graph. Bibliogr. Free.
ISBN 978-92-79-11187-0 (online)
ISSN 2443-8022 (online)
JEL Classification: O40, O47, O30
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