Research by Iñaki Arto and Anil Markandya mentioned in Juncker’s State of the Union

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, in his State of the Union on 14 September 2016, mentioned the report  “EU Exports to the World: Effects on Employment and Income” authored by BC3 researchers Dr. Iñaki Arto and Prof. Anil Markandya.

Jean-Claude Juncker stated that the report  by “Arto I., Rueda-Cantuche, J.M., Amores, A. F., Dietzenbacher, E., Sousa, N., Montinari and Markandya, A. (2015). “EU Exports to the World: Effects on Employment and Income”.Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union” is a telling example of research having an impact.

The report aimed to be a valuable tool for trade policymakers. The report features a series of indicators to illustrate in detail the relationship between trade, employment and income for the EU as a whole and for each EU Member State using the World Input-Output Database (WIOD) as the source for the data.

‘Being European […] means being open and trading with our neighbours […]. It means being the world’s biggest trading bloc, with trade agreements in place or under negotiation with over 140 partners across the globe’, said Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, in his State of the Union on 14 September. Juncker thereby explicitly referred to research by (among others) Dr. Arto and Prof. Markandya, when he stated: ‘And trade means jobs – for every €1 billion we get in exports, 14,000 extra jobs are created across the EU. And more than 30 million jobs, 1 in 7 of all jobs in the EU, now depend on exports to the rest of the world.’

European Commission – Speech
State of the Union Address 2016: Towards a better Europe – a Europe that protects, empowers and defends
Strasbourg, 14 September 2016

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