Economic Growth in EuropeZEW Summer Workshop
Most member states of the European Union have in many respects fallen behind the objectives defined in the Lisbon agenda. This failure is most evident regarding the aim of economic growth. Improving growth rates in Europe is particularly relevant for the long-term outlook, in which the demographic change in Europe will probably contribute to a further reduction of the rate of economic growth. Against this background, the conference deals with the following questions: Ex post, how can the different growth performances of industrial countries be explained? What are the future prospects for the European potential growth rates? How would different growth scenarios affect the stability of public finances and the social security systems? What policies and which institutions are able to positively affect long-term growth?