European Centre for Entrepreneurship and Policy Reform

For centuries Europe has been leading the world in skills, innovation, entrepreneurship and industrial growth. How can we make sure that Europe continues to prosper in the 21st century? How can a new industrial renaissance pave the way for new jobs, technologies and exports? These are the questions facing ECEPR, a European public policy think tank. We believe that pro-growth policies are not mainly divided along the traditional left-right spectrum, but rather between those who envision a path of growth for Europe and those who would see stagnation become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

- Dr. Nima Sanandaji, President of ECEPR

Statlig vinststyrning #3

Hur räknar regeringen egentligen?


Varför överdriver regeringen medvetet siffrorna från välfärdsutredningen? Och vad har man egentligen räknat på?”

Statlig vinststyrning #2

Toppföreträdare hos (S) missleder allmänheten om vinsterna


Läs om hur regeringen kraftigt missleder allmänheten om vinstnivåer i välfärdsföretag. Kommunikationen bygger på siffror tagna ur luften. Är det rätta ordet överdrift eller lögn?

Statlig vinststyrning #1

Regeringens politik sågas av världens främsta expert


Regeringens förslag att staten ska styra vinsterna i välfärdsföretagen har slagit ned som en bomb i samhällsdebatten. Många företagare är upprörda och menar att lagstiftningen bygger på en näringsfientlig attityd snarare än en vilja att förbättra välfärdsmarknaden. Den expert som står bakom regeringens utredning säger själv att förslaget kan leda till att seriösa välfärdsföretag tvingas lägga ned. I en kort artikelserie förklarar vi här på ECEPR varför den föreslagna reformen helt enkelt inte är bra. Läs och dela vår artikelserie, för att lära dig mer om denna fråga som kommer att vara viktig ända fram tills nästa valnatt.

Ny rapport från ECEPR


 

Hur kan 11 800 fler personer stimuleras till att satsa på entreprenörskap medan ytterligare 150 miljarder kronor i riskkapitalinvesteringar satsas på nya tillväxtföretag? I en ny studie som släpps av ECEPR visar Gabriel Heller Sahlgren och Nima Sanandaji, på basis av en modell baserat på internationella jämförelser, att detta sannolikt kan bli utfallet av en reform av beskattningen av personaloptioner. Rapporten lanseras via en debattartikel i Göteborgs Posten. Rapporten kan laddas ned här.

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Future of Jobs

Digitalisation and the rapid gains made in robotics are creating a massive shift in the labour market. Upwards of half the jobs that today exist can either be expected to disappear or significantly change during coming years. How can Europe pave the way for new jobs to grow? How can Europe embrace other major trends – such as increased global competition, urbanization and a greater role for women in the world economy?

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Industrial renaissance

Manufacturing is not a thing of the past. Rather, it is an integral part of the knowledge-intensive economy. The main share of exports, as well as investments in R&D, in Europe occurs in the manufacturing sector. It is therefore worrying that the manufacturing sector of many European countries have yet not recovered from the 2007/2008 downturn. Will Europe achieve a new industrial renaissance, or will industrial stagnation become a self-fulfilling prophecy?

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Entrepreneurship

The geography of successful enterprise is rapidly changing. The leading European firms, which in many cases have been formed more than a century ago, are facing increasing competition from a new generation of Asian businesses. Reforms to regulatory and tax systems, increased investments in innovation and infrastructure and a skilled workforce are needed if Europe is to achieve a new entrepreneurial boom.

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Skills and innovation

In order to prosper in the 21:st century, Europe must build upon its strenghts in skills and innovation. More European universities should reach the same elite status as American counterparts such as Harvard, MIT and Stanford. The quality of European basic education needs to be improved and life-long education must become a more integral part of skill-supply. Lastly, investments in R&D should be encouraged both in universities and the private sector.

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Rapporten kan laddas ned här.

Future of jobs


 

During coming years upwards of half the jobs that exist today can be expected to either disappear or change significantly. The reason is that digitalisation and the rapid gains made in robotics are creating a massive shift in the labour market. Previously, automatization has mainly affected jobs in manufacturing, farming, mining and forestry. The rise of intelligent computer systems is today putting pressure also on skilled office-jobs.How can the labour market adapt to the disruptive changes brought on by new technology? Where are the jobs of the future to be found? How do societal shifts – such as increased global competition, urbanisation and increased specialisation – fit in with the shifts in technology? Answering these issues is a main challenge of the ECEPR.

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Entrepreneurship 


The geography of successful enterprise is rapidly changing. During recent years the share of global top-1000 firms located in Europe has dropped significantly. At the same time, the shares in China, India and other up-coming economies has increased sharply. The large European firms, which in many cases have been formed more than a century ago, are competing with a new generation of Asian businesses.

If Europe is to continue to thrive the business climate must improve both for existing and new firms. Investments in innovation and infrastructure, a skilled workforce prepared for the changing demands on the labour market and competitive regulatory and tax systems are needed if Europe is to achieve a new entrepreneurial boom.

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