Europe’s Greatest Handicap is the Absence of Political Will

Robert D. Atkinson May 5, 2015
May 5, 2015

Every year since 1995, productivity has grown more slowly in Europe than it has in the U.S. A big reason is that European companies invest less than their American counterparts in ICT, and also get less “bang for the buck.” Unfortunately, as ITIF's Rob Atkinson writes in Europe's World, it is still an open question whether European politicians have the political will necessary to accelerate ICT adoption—and it is unclear whether the European public would accept needed reforms anyway.