EUROCHAMBRES Time-Distance Study 2009
Monday, 08 June 2009

The crisis further increases time delays behind the Lisbon targets – the USA is still ahead and China and India are cutting time distance dramatically

Time-Distance Study 2009 was published by EUROCHAMBRES as their Position Paper: What Foundations does Europe Need to ensure its Global Competitiveness? 

The time distance analysis looks at time gaps for four indicators among EU27 and USA as well as BRIC countries. The dynamics in the new century led to two different conclusions about the convergence: the lag behind the USA stayed substantial while ‘what if’ scenarios show that China and India could continue to decrease their time lag behind EU27 dramatically.

The study also discusses the monitoring of the implementation of the Lisbon targets, the recommendations for further measures and time distance methodology.
 

Full text: Time Distance Study 2009.pdf