Statistical techniques and participatory approaches for the composition of the European internal market index 1992-2001
An attempt has been made to capture the development of the Internal Market in a single measurement - an Internal Market Index (IMI). This index looks at the impacts of the Internal Market on the ground for the 15 member States throughout 1992-2001. The index has been developed through an open and interactive process, drawing on statistical, economic, and analytical expertise from the European Union. It integrates a significant amount of information on a number of different dimensions of the Internal Market. It uses 12 sub-indicators, which were chosen through an extensive review of the economy literature, assessment of available data, and broad-based consultation and analysis. The index is computed as a weighted sum of the 12 base indicators. The results show that the 'newest' Member States benefited rapidly from the Internal Market - this is a particularly welcome finding in view of forthcoming EU enlargement.
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20547 EN (2002), pp.27. Free of charge
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Record Number: 200316069 / Last updated on: 2003-03-20
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