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Schuller, Berndt Joachim
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Olsson, M. & Schuller, B. J. (2012). Living standard, quality of life, globalization and competitiveness in the EU and the neighbour countries: an empirical analysis. Acta Scientiarum Polonorum - Oeconomia, 11(1), 5-21
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Living standard, quality of life, globalization and competitiveness in the EU and the neighbour countries: an empirical analysis
2012 (English)In: Acta Scientiarum Polonorum - Oeconomia, ISSN 1644-0757, Vol. 11, no 1, p. 5-21Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper deals with the theoretical and empirical relations between living standard, quality of life, globalization and international competitiveness of countries. While economists are not convinced that competitiveness of countries is a useful concept, because firms and industries compete economically and not countries, the general public, journalists and politicians seem to feel that competitiveness is important. E.g., one of the goals of the European Union is to become the most competitive economy in the world. Furthermore, economists argue, that economic globalization has the potential of increasing economic welfare for all. In this case, the general public is more sceptical. Finally, the general public but even other scientists than economists, seem to believe that living standard and the quality of life are only weakly related to each other. The following results can be mentioned. We found strong positive correlations between our main variables. Our hypotheses are with other words supported.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wydawnictwo SGGW, 2012
Keywords
Living standard, qualty of life, globalization, competitiveness, Gross Domestic Product, the Lisbon Agenda, correlations, European countries
National Category
Economics and Business
Research subject
Humanities and Social sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-6438 (URN)
Available from: 2012-10-05 Created: 2012-10-04 Last updated: 2017-11-27Bibliographically approved
Schuller, B.-J. & Lidbom, M. (2009). Competitiveness of Nations in the Global Economy. Is Europe Internationally Competitive?. In: The International Scientific Conference - Economics and Management 2009. Paper presented at The International Scientific Conference - Economics and Management 2009 (pp. 934-939). Kaunas University of Technology
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Competitiveness of Nations in the Global Economy. Is Europe Internationally Competitive?
2009 (English)In: The International Scientific Conference - Economics and Management 2009, Kaunas University of Technology , 2009, p. 934-939Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The Lisbon Agenda from 2000 aims to make the European Union the most competitive economy in the world in 2010. This paper discusses the concept of international competitiveness of nations. While journalists and politicians believe that it is important for a country to be competitive, economist have often a different opinion. The World Economic Forum (WEF) presents two indices: the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) and the Business Competitiveness Index (BCI). While Europe and the EU on average seem to be not very competitive, several of the European countries are internationally highly ranked. For the WEF a consequence of competitiveness is high standard of living. The paper shows that several of the European countries belong to the ones with the highest living standard in the world. In the sample, 40 European and 4 non-european countries are included. Finally, it could be shown that the correlation coefficients between the rankings of GCI, BCI and living standards are high and positive.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kaunas University of Technology, 2009
Series
Economics & Management, ISSN 1822-6515 ; 2009:14
Keywords
Lisbon agenda, competitiveness of nations, European Union members, Europe, Global Competitiveness Index, Business Competitiveness Index, living standards
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Humanities and Social sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-3853 (URN)
Conference
The International Scientific Conference - Economics and Management 2009
Available from: 2010-04-08 Created: 2010-04-08 Last updated: 2017-11-27
Schuller, B.-J. (2009). Globalization, Living Standards and the Quality of Life. Bridges, 39(Supplementary Issue: Scientific Issue), 5-14
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Globalization, Living Standards and the Quality of Life
2009 (English)In: Bridges, ISSN 1648-3979, Vol. 39, no Supplementary Issue: Scientific Issue, p. 5-14Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The paper describes the theoretical and empirical interactions between globalization and internationalization on one hand and living standards and the quality of life on the other hand. The empirical results for 58 countries show high and positive correlations between rankings of the main variables.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Klaipèda University Press, 2009
Keywords
Globalization, international movements of goods, services and factors of production, living standrads, GDP pc, Human Development Index, Income Distribution, Quality of Life
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Humanities and Social sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-3854 (URN)
Available from: 2010-04-08 Created: 2010-04-08 Last updated: 2017-11-27Bibliographically approved
Schuller, B.-J. (2009). Living Standard and Quality of Life in the EU and the Membership Candidate Countries. Acta Scientiarum Polonorum Oeconomia, 8(1), 89-102
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2009 (English)In: Acta Scientiarum Polonorum Oeconomia, ISSN 1644-0757, Vol. 8, no 1, p. 89-102Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper living standards and quality of life in 32 European countries are described and discussed. To express living standards, both Gross domestic product per head of population in purchasing power parities (GDPpcPPP) and the Human development index (HDI) from the UNDP, consisting of GDPpcPPP, life expectancy at birth and an education index are used. Quality of life is expressed by the Quality of life index (QLI) from the Economist and consists of 9 different aspects. Furthermore, the author investigated the possible importance of the income distribution for GDP pc and HDI. The results of some statistical calculations showed that there are high and positive correlations between GDP pc, life expectancy a birth and an education variable. Because of the construction of HDI, even the correlations between these variables and the index are high. Furthermore the rankings between the 32 countries, regarding HDI, GDP pc PPP and QLI have high positive correlations. How important is income distribution? While the correlations between different income distribution variables are high and have the expected signs, the correlations between income distrbution on one hand and GDP pc and HDI on the other hand had the expected signs, but are not significant.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wydwnictwo S G G W, 2009
Keywords
Living standard, quality of life, Human Development Index, Quality of Life Index, rankings of countries, income distribution, correlation coefficients
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Humanities and Social sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-3826 (URN)
Available from: 2010-03-25 Created: 2010-03-25 Last updated: 2017-11-27Bibliographically approved
Schuller, B.-J. (2009). Macroeconomic impacts of the Swedish agri-food sector since 1995. In: Aldona Zawojska (Ed.), Agri-food System and its Linkages with Global, International and Domestic Economies: (pp. 34-49). Warsaw University of Life Sciences Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Macroeconomic impacts of the Swedish agri-food sector since 1995
2009 (English)In: Agri-food System and its Linkages with Global, International and Domestic Economies / [ed] Aldona Zawojska, Warsaw University of Life Sciences Press , 2009, p. 34-49Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Warsaw University of Life Sciences Press, 2009
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Humanities and Social sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-3827 (URN)978-83-7583-152-8 (ISBN)83-7583-152-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2010-03-25 Created: 2010-03-25 Last updated: 2017-11-27Bibliographically approved
Schuller, B.-J. (2009). The Development of Human Resources in Europe with Focus on the Baltic Countries. Management of Organizations: Systematic Research (51), 111-127
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Development of Human Resources in Europe with Focus on the Baltic Countries
2009 (English)In: Management of Organizations: Systematic Research, ISSN 1392-1142, no 51, p. 111-127Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper investigates the situation and future development of human resources in Europe. It is discussed whether economic growth and growth of living standard in the future against the background of demographic changes is possible.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Vilnius University, 2009
Keywords
human resources, labour, employmet, demographic development, economic growth, living standards, the EU, the Baltic States, future projections
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Humanities and Social sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-3828 (URN)
Available from: 2010-03-25 Created: 2010-03-25 Last updated: 2017-11-27Bibliographically approved
Schuller, B.-J. & Lidbom, M. (2009). The Enlargement of the EU since 2000 - Economic Aspects and Challanges. In: The 11th Annual SNEE European Integration Conference: European Integration in Swedish Economic Research. Paper presented at The 11th Annual SNEE European Integration Conference, May 26-29, 2009, Mölle, Sweden. SNEE
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Enlargement of the EU since 2000 - Economic Aspects and Challanges
2009 (English)In: The 11th Annual SNEE European Integration Conference: European Integration in Swedish Economic Research, SNEE , 2009Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

To become a member of the European Union, certain conditions have to be fulfilled. First of all, a country has to apply for membership. Furthermore, the country must geographically be situated in Europe, though there is some space of discussion (Cyprus, Turkey, and some territories and countries outside Europe). Finally the country has to meet the Copenhagen criteria (stability of institutions, functioning market economy, ability to take on the obligations of membership). Since 2004, new members of the EU even have to join the Economic and Monetary Union, when they fulfil the Maastricht criteria (low inflation and long-run interest rates, low public deficits and debts, stable exchange rates and independent national central bank). The purpose of this paper is to investigate some economic aspects and challenges of the enlargement of the EU since 2000. Even possible future enlargements will be discussed. Among the economic aspects the size, internationalisation and globalisation will be discussed mostly in macroeconomic terms. Furthermore, the question of Europe's international competitiveness and the Lisbon agenda from 2000 will be treated. The time perspective regarding the economic development in the past is approximately the years from 2000 to 2007, i.e. the actual development in 2008 and 2009 will not be dealt with. Finally, the question will be asked, whether past and future enlargements lead to a stronger or weaker European Union

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SNEE, 2009
Keywords
European Union, enlargement, future membership, Europe's size, Lisbon agenda, Europe's competitiveness
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Humanities and Social sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-3855 (URN)
Conference
The 11th Annual SNEE European Integration Conference, May 26-29, 2009, Mölle, Sweden
Available from: 2010-04-08 Created: 2010-04-08 Last updated: 2017-11-27
Schuller, B.-J. (2008). Globalization and competitiveness of nations: The Baltic States. In: Proceedings from the International Scientific Conference: Economics and Management (pp. 673-678). Kaunas University of Technology, Faculty of Economics & Management
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Globalization and competitiveness of nations: The Baltic States
2008 (English)In: Proceedings from the International Scientific Conference: Economics and Management, Kaunas University of Technology, Faculty of Economics & Management , 2008, p. 673-678Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kaunas University of Technology, Faculty of Economics & Management, 2008
Series
Economics & Management, ISSN 1822-6515 ; 13
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-2942 (URN)
Available from: 2009-04-03 Created: 2009-04-03 Last updated: 2017-11-27
Schuller, B.-J. (2008). Living standard vs life quality by Dariusz Koreleski: A comment. ACTA Scientarium Polonorum Oeconomia, 7(1), 141-145
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Living standard vs life quality by Dariusz Koreleski: A comment
2008 (English)In: ACTA Scientarium Polonorum Oeconomia, ISSN 1644-0757, Vol. 7, no 1, p. 141-145Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This comment discusses D. Koreleski's article in Acta Scientarium Polonorum - Oeconomia 6(3). The aim of the comment is firstly to discuss the article and secondly to present some completing ideas.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Warsaw University of Life Sciences, 2008
Keywords
Gross Domestic Product per capita (GDP pc), Purchasing Power Parities (PPP), Human Development Index (HDI), quality of life, economic and social welfare, static and dynamic aspects
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-2460 (URN)
Available from: 2008-12-16 Created: 2008-12-16 Last updated: 2017-11-27
Schuller, B.-J. (2008). The Lisbon Agenda and the Baltic States: Growth and Employment in the Past and the Future. In: Modelling the European Future: Integrating the Old and the New (pp. 93-103).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Lisbon Agenda and the Baltic States: Growth and Employment in the Past and the Future
2008 (English)In: Modelling the European Future: Integrating the Old and the New, 2008, p. 93-103Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper is dealing with the Lisbon Agenda, i.e. in which way the European Union members are developing regarding growth and employment and if there is a possibility to fulfill the Lisbon goals in 2010. Special attention is on the Baltic countries. Even forecasts for growth and employment are presented. Social cohesion and environmental aspects are not dealt with.

Keywords
European Union, Lisbon goals, employment, growth, competitiveness, enlargement, the Baltic States
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:his:diva-2461 (URN)978-9955-18-355-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2008-12-16 Created: 2008-12-16 Last updated: 2017-11-27
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