Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.)

Cortnie Shupe

Policy Brief #2013/03:
A European Social Market Economy? - Index Results

Policy Brief Series Future Social Market Economy

  • 1. edition 2013 (PDF)
  • Free of charge

The ‘highly competitive social market economy’ represents the targeted common economic order of the European Union as it is stated as a goal in the Lisbon Treaty. Yet, this endeavor requires a mutual understanding of which institutions constitute a modern social market economy. The results of the Index of Modern Social Market Economies (IMSME) show congruence around a liberal market economy, but great diversity in principles indispensible for a social market economy.