Service Sector Performance and its contributions to the Europe 2020 strategy: Results and policy implications arising from the SERVICEGAP and INDICSER projects

29 and 30 January 2013



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 Understanding the economic impact of market services on aggregate economic growth in the EU, and its comparative performance relative to competitor regions, e.g. the US, is of vital importance when formulating effective EU policies in this area. The SERVICEGAP and INDICSER research projects have been working on these issues since 2010, and are now presenting their results at a workshop to be held on Tuesday 29 January and Wednesday 30 January 2013. The workshop includes two lunchtime sessions focussed on the relevance of the findings to policymakers, comprising a short summary of the research findings and time to debate the implications for the Europe 2020 strategy. In addition there are two sessions presenting policy relevant research papers arising from the projects.


Amendment - Session I

Irene Bertschek has been unable to attend the meeting, so many thanks to Mariaane Saam for presenting the paper "Determinants and Impacts of Innovation: Difference between Services and Manufacturing Firms" on her behalf.


Amendment - Session III

Lucien Cernat has been unale to attend the meeting, so many thanks to Lars Nilsson (DG Trade) for chairing this session.



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This project is funded by the European Commission, Research Directorate General as part of the 7th Framework Programme, Theme 8: Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities.

Grant Agreement no:244 709

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