International trade and globalization

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Growth and Productivity in Belgium [17/10/2017]

The objective of the report is to provide an overview of the main drivers of economic growth and the productivity evolution in Belgium, in comparison with its three neighbouring countries and the US over 1970 and 2015. Recent evolutions, over 2000-2015, are analysed in details in order to shed light on the impact of the great recession. The growth accounting methodology is applied to explain labour productivity growth for the total economy, manufacturing and market services.

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The intensification of international trade is a phenomenon that was already visible from the end of the Second World War. It has strongly accelerated over the last decade, driven by European enlargement and the arrival on the international scene of large countries such as China, India, Brazil and Russia.

How does the Belgian economy react to these changes? What determines our competitiveness? Should we fear a massive relocation of jobs? What are the possible answers to these new challenges?

All these questions are included in the issues broached by the FPB in their work on international trade and globalisation.

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