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 JEL GuideEconomic Development, Technological Change, and GrowthTechnological ChangeTechnological Change: Choices and Consequences [O33]

 

  • L’industrie pharmaceutique en Belgique - Analyse de compétitivité [30/04/2019]

    This Working Paper analyses the competitive position of the pharmaceutical industry over the 2000-2017 period. The evolution of price/cost competitiveness and non-cost competitiveness is studied based on a comparison with our neighbouring countries France, the Netherlands and Germany, and with Denmark, Ireland, Slovenia and Switzerland. The study also analyses a series of global factors and factors specific to the pharmaceutical industry that may influence competitiveness.

    Working Paper 05-19
     
  • 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.

    Working Paper 11-17
     
  • Labour productivity growth in Belgium - Long-term trend decline and possible actions [02/10/2015]

    The paper analyses the long-term trend of Belgian economic growth and the more recent evolution of labour productivity including the impact of the crisis. It identifies the causes of declining trend of productivity gains by analysing the structural changes in the economy and by applying the growth accounting methodology on industry-level data. Finally, possible policy actions are detailed which minimise the negative short term impact on aggregate demand while maximising the positive effect on labour productivity growth.

    Working Paper 06-15
     
  • Productivity gains and spillovers from offshoring [16/03/2011]

    Offshoring is generally believed to be productivity-enhancing and this belief is underpinned by economic theory. This article contributes to the growing literature that tests empirically whether offshoring does indeed help to improve productivity. Estimating the impact of materials and business services offshoring on productivity growth with industry-level data for Belgium over the period 1995-2004, we investigate this issue separately for manufacturing and market services. The results show that there is no productivity effect of materials offshoring, while business services offshoring leads to productivity gains especially in manufacturing. In addition, we look at the possibility of rent spillovers from offshoring. Productivity gains from offshoring in one industry may feed through to other industries that purchase its output for intermediate use if, due to offshoring, the user value exceeds the price of the output. The lack of evidence of such rent spillovers from either materials or business services offshoring in the data leads us to conclude that firms manage to internalise all efficiency gains from offshoring.

    Working Paper 05-11
     
  • Growth and Productivity in Belgium [29/09/2008]

    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 the EU and the US, between 1970 and 2005, based on a consistent data set. The growth accounting methodology is applied to explain value added and labour productivity growth for the total economy, manufacturing and market services. This decomposition exercise diverges from what has been applied in Belgium up to now, as it uses capital services flows rather than the capital stock and labour services flows rather than the number of hours worked to measure the contribution of these factors of production to economic and productivity growth. Contributions of the main industries to value added, employment and productivity growth are also estimated.

    Working Paper 17-08
     
  • Growth and Productivity in Belgium [16/03/2007]

    The objective of this report is to provide an overview of the main drivers of economic growth and productivity evolution in Belgium between 1970 and 2004, based on a consistent data set. The growth accounting methodology is applied to explain value added and labour productivity growth for total economy, manufacturing and market services. This decomposition exercise diverges from what has been applied in Belgium up to now, as it uses capital services flows rather than capital stock to measure the contribution of capital factor to production growth. Contributions of the main industries to value added, employment and productivitygrowth are also estimated.

    Working Paper 05-07
     
  • Fiscale O&O-stimuli in België [20/07/2006]

    Working Paper 06-06
     
  • Innovation et R&D dans les régions belges dans une perspective européenne
    Innovatie en O&O in de Belgische gewesten in een Europees perspectief [28/06/2005]

    Working Paper 13-05
     
  • De macro-economische impact van ICT : economische trendgroei,conjunctuurcyclus en NAIRU [03/03/2003]

    Working Paper 02-03
     
  • Opleiding en kwalificaties, arbeidsmarkt en ICT: de rol van onderwijs en training [30/12/2002]

    Working Paper 15-02
     
  • Dualisering in het digitale tijdperk - Een onderzoek naar de verbanden tussen multidimensionele armoede en informatie- en communicatie-technologie [22/05/2002]

    Working Paper 04-02
     
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