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Mejstrik M., 2011, The Framework of the Competitiveness Strategy by NERV

Author(s): prof. Ing. Michal Mejstřík CSc., kolektiv NERV
Type: Monograph
Year: 2011
Number: 0
ISSN / ISBN: 978-80-7440-050-6
Published in: Polygrafii UV
Publishing place: Praha
Keywords: Competitiveness, Czech Republic, economic policy, international trade
JEL codes: O1
Suggested Citation: Mejstřík M.(ed.) a kol NERV, Rámec strategie konkurenceschopnosti, Polygrafie UV, Praha 2011, ISBN 978-80-7440-050-6
Grants: GACR 403/10/1235 (2010-2014) Institutional Responses to Financial Market Failures IES Research Framework Institutional task (2005-2011) Integration of the Czech economy into European union and its development
Abstract: The Framework of the Competitiveness Strategy and Starting Points by NERV (National
Economic Council of the Czech Government) is an analytical document investigating the
fundamental factors, which influence the position of Czech Republic in the global markets.
The aim of this analysis is to evaluate with use of „hard“ data the position of Czech Republic
(more precisely the position of entities and individuals from CR) when compared with other
countries. The target of the analysis is both to investigate the factors of price and non-price
competitiveness and later elaborate more in detail selected factors, in which Czech Republic
lags behind other developed countries and which are under the sphere of its influence, and
propose measures to improve the situation. For the elaboration of the analysis a variety of data
sources were deployed, including international trade database of the UN, Czech Statistical
Office database, Eurostat, CzechTrade, OECD, Bloomberg, IMF, as well as the indices of
World Economic Forum and World Bank etc.
The analysis investigates into greater detail the following areas – institutions, education,
labor, goods and services markets efficiency with respect to taxation, financial markets,
technological readiness, business sophistication and innovations. For each of the named areas
the analysis identifies the benchmark of Czech competitiveness with other EU and non-EU
countries, evaluation of the most crucial problems and measures, which the Czech Republic could deploy in order to improve the prerequisites for the global competitiveness of citizens and entities on its territory.

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