research tradition in the field of competitiveness is bundled on this new Thematic Platform. It pursues three objectives:
firstly, the theoretical foundation and justification of measurement concepts and possible economic policy interrelationships
and interventions; secondly, the processing of comprehensive, systematic and thus clear indicator systems on the results and
determinants of competitiveness as an information basis for economic policy; and thirdly, the development of expertise in
selected policy areas of competitiveness.