Working Paper

Some Empirical Findings on the Structural Devlopment of the Estonian Economy


  • Laaser
  • C.-F.
  • Reiljan
  • J.
  • Schrader
  • K.
Publication Date

In this paper the authors raise the question what are the causes of the sluggish catching-up process in Estonia, and which opportunities Estonian economic policy has in order to close the wealth gap. It turns out that Estonia faces a serious productivity problem, particularly in the manufacturing sector producing tradable goods which is normally the driving engine behind economic and technological catching-up.


JEL Classification
F14, O12, O52

Key Words

  • Catching-up
  • economic development
  • Economic Structures
  • Estonia
  • Reforms
  • structural change