A report that we prepared for the EU is now available online

On the EU’s website, it is now possible to access our recent 200-page report, discussing Hungary’s productivity dynamics and growth.

With the aid of Hungarian micro data, the report analyses the challenges of improving productivity and the reasons behind the recent slowdown of its growth rate. In the report, firstly, we inspected the trends in various groups’ productivity averages, discussing them also in international comparison, and then, had a closer look on the changes in the whole productivity distribution in Hungary.

Additionally, we also looked at the efficiency of the allocation of resources, between firms as well as sectors, and analysed in depth their differences in employment. A whole chapter is dedicated to the analysis of the idiosyncrasies of the retail sector.

The European Commission’s report on Hungary, that was also published recently, relies heavily on this text. This EC’s report can be accessed here.