Key Factors Behind Productivity Trends in EU Countries
196 Pages Posted: 23 Sep 2021 Last revised: 12 May 2022
Date Written: September, 2021
The aim of this report is to foster a better understanding of past trends in, and drivers of, productivity growth in the countries of the European Union (EU) and of the interplay between productivity and monetary policy. To this end, a group of experts from 15 national central banks and the European Central Bank (ECB) joined forces and pooled data and expertise for more than 18 months to produce the report. Group members drew on the extensive research already conducted on productivity growth, including within the European System of Central Banks and in the context of the review of the ECB’s monetary policy strategy, and worked together to conduct new analyses.
Keywords: drivers and policy implications, European Union, Productivity growth
JEL Classification: D22, D24, D61, O33, O47, O52
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