To promote transparency and provide information, the Federal Planning Bureau regularly publishes the methods and results of its works. The publications are organised in different series, such as Outlooks, Working Papers and Planning Papers. Some reports can be consulted here, along with the Short Term Update newsletters that were published until 2015. You can search our publications by theme, publication type, author and year.
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.
Structural studies > Productivity and long-term growth
Structural studies > Globalisation, international trade and offshoring
Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > Economic Development > Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development [O11]
Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > Technological Change > Technological Change: Choices and Consequences [O33]
Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity > General [O40]
Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity > Measurement of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity [O47]