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The need for an industrial policy for long-term growth

Anyfantaki, Sofia, Caloghirou, Yannis, Dellis, Konstantinos, Karadimitropoulou, Aikaterini and Petroulakis, Filippos (2024) The need for an industrial policy for long-term growth. GreeSE Papers: Hellenic Observatory Discussion Papers on Greece and Southeast Europe (193). Hellenic Observatory, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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We document and analyse key deficiencies of the Greek economy, with the view to providing new insights and articulate policy proposals. We consider issues which are the purview of both horizontal policies, raising productivity across sectors, and vertical policies, which allow for realignment of activity. With respect to the first dimension, we focus on two specific problem-areas of Greek industry, with high importance: skills and management practices. We also use information from a novel survey on entrepreneurship, technological developments, and regulatory change and examine structural characteristics of innovation and technology adoption of Greek firms, with a focus on the role of size, ownership structure, and global value chain participation. With respect to the second dimension, we provide an overview of Greece’s export performance and analyse its sectoral comparative advantage. In an empirical study we also focus on the determinants of export sophistication. Overall, the collection of our empirical findings provides ample fodder for concrete policy proposals to increase productivity in Greek manufacturing.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2024 The Authors
Divisions: Hellenic Observatory
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
JEL classification: D - Microeconomics > D2 - Production and Organizations > D20 - General
F - International Economics > F1 - Trade > F10 - General
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Time Allocation, Work Behavior, and Employment Determination and Creation; Human Capital; Retirement > J24 - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J5 - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining > J50 - General
L - Industrial Organization > L2 - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior > L22 - Firm Organization and Market Structure: Markets vs. Hierarchies; Vertical Integration; Conglomerates; Subsidiaries
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development > O32 - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2024 14:03
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 12:35

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