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The Lisbon strategy could reinvigorate Europe�s economy and boost employment. In 2000 the European leaders agreed to stimulate economic growth and employment and make Europe�s economy the most competitive in the world. If Europe would really reach the goals they set, Europe�s Gross Domestic Product could increase by 12% to 23% and employment by about 11%. This paper draws this conclusion after having analysed five of the most important Lisbon goals: the internal market for services, the reduction of administrative burdens, goals on improving human capital, the 3% target on research and development expenditures, and 70% target on the employment rate. Using CPB�s general equilibrium model for the world economy we have simulated the consequences for Europe of reaching the Lisbon targets in these fields.

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Authors: GELAUFF G M M, European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry, Brussels (BE);LEJOUR A M, European Commission, DG Enterprise and Industry, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: European Commission, Enterprise and Industry DG, Brussels, 2006, English, 122 pp, free of charge
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