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Titolo:
Benchmarking competitiveness in transition economies
Autore:
Zinnes, C; Eilat, Y; Sachs, J;
Indirizzi:
Harvard Univ, John F Kennedy Sch Govt, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA Harvard Univ Cambridge MA USA 02138 edy Sch Govt, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
Titolo Testata:
ECONOMICS OF TRANSITION
fascicolo: 2, volume: 9, anno: 2001,
pagine: 315 - 353
SICI:
0967-0750(2001)9:2<315:BCITE>2.0.ZU;2-9
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
GROWTH;
Keywords:
competitiveness; transition; institutions; indicator construction;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
46
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Zinnes, C Harvard Univ, John F Kennedy Sch Govt, 79 JFK St, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA Harvard Univ 79 JFK St Cambridge MA USA 02138 idge, MA 02138 USA
Citazione:
C. Zinnes et al., "Benchmarking competitiveness in transition economies", ECON TRANSI, 9(2), 2001, pp. 315-353

Abstract

This paper constructs an indicator for the current level of international competitiveness of countries in transition. We find that Hungary is the most competitive country in the group while Turkmenistan is the least. Competitiveness measurement, in our view, is a way to use uniform criteria to gauge the extent to which a country makes use of various levers to promote sustained improvements in its well-being. We construct our measure of competitiveness drawing upon both the popular literature on competitiveness as well as modern economic theory. The approach acknowledges the importance of synergies between firms, markets, and government and, above all, the crucial role of institutions. Our choice of variables stresses the special characteristics of transition countries. By bringing to bear all the existing data onthese countries, together with new survey data collected for the purpose, we are able to go beyond the mere ranking of countries to decompose the sources of competitiveness into their constituent parts. This allows policy makers to identify areas where their countries are lagging behind relative toother countries in their region. Our indicator is also compatible with theGlobal Competitiveness Report series categories, thus allowing us to benchmark transition countries against the rest of the world.

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