Long-term Finance for Infrastructure and Growth Companies in Europe

Long-term Finance for Infrastructure and Growth Companies in Europe makes a positive, powerful and evidentially based case for the benefits that long-term investment can bring to Europe.

It makes specific and detailed recommendations about how EU institutions, Member States Governments, regulators and the industry can facilitate and promote long-term investment in infrastructure and growth companies and the lessons that can be learned in this regard from international best practice. 

The report uses an econometric model to quantify the impact on output and employment of an increase in infrastructure investment in the EU. Positive effect arise from additional spending in both the short and medium-term. More specifically, the findings show that increased spending on infrastructure would create an additional 125,000 jobs in a year in the EU and growth would increase by an average of 0.2 percentage points. 

This report builds on Finance for Jobs and Growth in Europe, which was launched in March 2014