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Abstract

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.

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Authors: TARANTOLA S, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra, (IT);SAISANA M, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra, (IT);SALTELLI A, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra, (IT);SCHMIEDEL F, European Commission, Internal Market DG, Brussels (BE);LEAPMAN N, European Commission, Internal Market DG, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20547 EN (2002), pp.27. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9843 or +39 033278 9864 Fax: +39 033278 9623 E-mail: jrc-publications-office@ec.europa.eu
Record Number: 200316069 / Last updated on: 2003-03-20
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en