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|Title:||Assessing Publically Financed Metrology Expenditure Against Economic Parameters|
|Authors:||POPOSKI Nikola; MAJCEN Nineta; TAYLOR Philip|
|Citation:||ACCREDITATION AND QUALITY ASSURANCE vol. 14 no. 7 p. 359-368|
|Type:||Articles in Journals|
|Abstract:||The objective of this paper is to provide an economic perspective to those involved in public financing of the national metrology infrastructure. Whereas justifications for subsidising the national metrological activities are often historically based, we raise the importance of economic considerations, which could be used during prioritisation. The expenditure in measurement and metrology infrastructure of European countries are compared to economic indicators for quality of life. Various proxies are used, such as measuring instruments sale (for measurement infrastructure) and data from the BIPM's KCDB (as a proxy for national standards). As the EU Internal Market also holds for the provision of metrological services, the paper exposes possible trends regarding public financing to the sector.|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements|
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