Bertelsmann Stiftun (Hrsg.)

Dr. Thieß Petersen, Dr. Michael Böhmer, Dr. Johannes Weisser

Policy Brief #2014/02:
20 years of the European single market: growth effects of EU integration

Policy Brief Series Future Social Market Economy

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The ongoing European integration has increased the economic growth of participating national economies. Calculating the cumulative gains in the real gross domestic product per capita resulting from the integration of Europe between 1992 and 2012, every national economy under consideration realized income gains from the European integration. Denmark and Germany saw the greatest gains per resident. If the values from only 1992 and 2012 are compared, every country except for Greece has been able to achieve a higher per capita income due to the European integration.