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European competitiveness report 2009
European competitiveness is at the centre of analysis of the yearly competitiveness report of the European Commission. Its main focus is on recent changes of the EU’s productivity growth, which is the key driver of competitiveness in the long run.
The 2009 edition of the European Competitiveness Report looks at the possible implications of the economic downturn; in particular for productivity and for some of the determinants of future EU competitiveness: the evolution of the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China); the role of high-skilled migration; the extent and conditions under which training can boost productivity; and the role of product and labour market regulations in influencing ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) investment.
Volume 1 includes Chapter 1 ‘Competitiveness and the crisis’ and Chapter 2 ‘EU and BRICS: Challenges and opportunities for European Competitiveness’. Volume 2 contains Chapter 3 ‘Migration, Skills and productivity’ and Chapter 4 ‘Training, education and productivity’ and volume 3 Chapter 5 ‘ICT, regulation and productivity’ and Chapter 6 ‘Statistical annex’.