Competitiveness of the European Economy

Client/Funding Institution

European Investment Bank (EIB)


The objective of this study was to provide a snapshot of current competitiveness of the EU and its member economies, as well as the evolution of their competitiveness over time. Competitiveness comparisons with the US, Japan, China and other emerging market economies are of interest. To the extent possible, services as well as manufacturing were discussed. The empirical relationship between international trade, competitiveness and productivity was described. If suitable and useful, EU economies with similar traits were grouped or clustered, thereby facilitating the discussion.


June 2014 - February 2015

wiiw team Leader

Michael Landesmann

wiiw Staff

Sandra M. Leitner

External Publications

Wettbewerbsfähigkeit der europäischen Wirtschaft

Keywords: Competitiveness

Countries covered: The World

Research Areas: International Trade, Competitiveness and FDI