Tuesday, April 20, 2010

EU vs. USA

I published a brief analysis (link) for the European Enterprise Institute, discussing a pattern of a growing income differential between the EU and America. The financial crisis diminished European growth rates and further widened the economic gap between the two continents.

Given a weak economic outlook for EU countries, the gap between European Union and the United States is likely to widen in the next decade although the US economy will be restrained by high tax burden and a growing federal debt. In 2010, I estimated the gap between the US and EU15 at 35-40 years, depending on EU's growth scenario.

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