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Dimensions of Competitiveness

Paul De Grauwe


Competitiveness among nations is often approached as if it were a sports competition: Some countries win medals, others lose out. This view of countries fighting it out in the economic arena is especially popular in business circles and among politicians. Economists, however, take a very different approach to international economic relations, arguing that international trade leads not to winners and losers but to win–win situations in which all countries profit. This book takes on the sometimes-derided concept of competitiveness, demonstrating the value of systematic analysis in an area too of ... More

Keywords: competitiveness, international economic relations, international trade, win–win situations, systematic analysis, special interest groups, hidden agendas, conceptual framework, World Economic Forum, per capita GDP

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780262013963
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262013963.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul De Grauwe, editor