by George M.M. Gelauff and Corina den Broeder
This paper forms part of a forthcoming comparative study of the CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, which examines the main strengths and weaknesses of the German and Dutch economies. The main purpose of this study is to learn from experiences abroad. Mutual lessons can point out necessary policy adjustments that enhance future competitiveness, with the paramount objective to safeguard national wealth and wellbeing. To this aim, strong and weak elements of the current situation in both countries are analyzed, as well as the main future trends that correspond with potential threats and opportunities for economic growth. Attention is not only focused on the available production factors, but also, and above all, on the role of institutions in relation to economic performance. Institutions are defined as the set of rules that provide a framework for production, exchange and distribution. Consequently, they range from legal rules to informal agreements.
Keywords: corporate governance
Authors: George M.M. Gelauff and Corina den Broeder
Editors: Franco Bruni