Contribution to Growth: Free Movements of Goods - Delivering Economic Benefits for Citizens and Businesses

15-03-2019

This study summarizes the current literature on the economic benefits of the free movement of goods in the EU Single Market. A theory-grounded sectoral gravity model has found that EU Single Market increased real income in the European Union by approximately 6,43%. Furthermore, we discuss ex-ante analyses of the benefits of legislation that enhances European Market integration. This document was commissioned by the Policy Department A at the request of the European Parliament’s Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO)..

This study summarizes the current literature on the economic benefits of the free movement of goods in the EU Single Market. A theory-grounded sectoral gravity model has found that EU Single Market increased real income in the European Union by approximately 6,43%. Furthermore, we discuss ex-ante analyses of the benefits of legislation that enhances European Market integration. This document was commissioned by the Policy Department A at the request of the European Parliament’s Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO)..