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Competitiveness in the Southern Euro Area :, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain, Bogdan Lissovolik, Julio Escolano, Stefania Fabrizio, Werner Schule, Herman Bennett, Stephen Tokarick, Yuan Xiao, Marialuz Moreno Badia, Eva Gutierrez, Iryna Ivaschenko

This collection of studies analyzes developments in nonprice external competitiveness of France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain. While France, Italy, and Portugal have experienced substantial export market share losses, Greece and Spain performed relatively well. Export market share losses appear associated with rigidities in resource allocation (sectoral, geographical, technological) relative to peers and lower productivity gains in high value-added sectors. Disaggregated analysis of goods and services export markets provides insights on aspects such as quality, market concentration, growth of destination markets, and geographical and sectoral diversification. Also, increased import penetration, offshoring and FDI could improve productivity and export performance
Table Of Contents
Contents; I. Competitiveness of the Southern euro area: a Helicopter Tour; A. Overall Performance; Figures; I.1. World Imports of Goods and Services; Tables; I.1. Growth Indicators, 1996-2006; I.2. Selected Competitiveness-Related Indicators, 1996-2006.; B. Exports of Goods; I.3. Selected Competitivenss-Related Indicators: The Last Global Economic Upswing (2001-06); I.4. Change in Export Market Shares (Goods), 1996-2006; I.2. Manufacturing Export in SEA-5 and Germany, 1995-2005; I.3. Market Concentration and Relative Unit Values, 1995 and 2004; C. Exports of Services
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non fiction
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1 online resource (116 p.)
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