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The Economic Performance of the European Union
Issues, Trends and Policies
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
27 Nov 2008
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The European Union faces a range of economic challenges and dilemmas in the coming years, both as a result of continued expansion and also because of an increasingly globalised world economy. It has been necessary for the EU to assess and explore a variety of economic policies to deal with these challenges, as well as tackling issues such as Eurozone dynamics and cohesion, labour markets, taxation and fiscal policies. By looking at economic trends in the European Economic and Monetary Union in recent years, we can begin to assess economic performance and to analyse how current issues will affect this performance in future.
This book brings together a range of economists to analyse the dual process of deepening and broadening in the EU, and provides a balanced and multifaceted look at recent EU dynamics, as well as looking at current and future issues facing old and new member states. With contributions covering numerous aspects of European economic performance, this book is an essential resource for all academics interested in European economics and EU integration.


Description


The European Union faces a range of economic challenges and dilemmas in the coming years, both as a result of continued expansion and also because of an increasingly globalised world economy. It has been necessary for the EU to assess and explore a variety of economic policies to deal with these challenges, as well as tackling issues such as Eurozone dynamics and cohesion, labour markets, taxation and fiscal policies. By looking at economic trends in the European Economic and Monetary Union in recent years, we can begin to assess economic performance and to analyse how current issues will affect this performance in future.
This book brings together a range of economists to analyse the dual process of deepening and broadening in the EU, and provides a balanced and multifaceted look at recent EU dynamics, as well as looking at current and future issues facing old and new member states. With contributions covering numerous aspects of European economic performance, this book is an essential resource for all academics interested in European economics and EU integration.


Contents


Introduction
PART I: EU PERSPECTIVES: SYSTEMIC PERFORMANCE AND CURRENCY ISSUES
The Swedish Economic Model: Lessons To Be Learned; K.Aiginger
European Central Bank Inflation Target And The Economic Growth In The Eurozone; S.Kapounek and L.Lacina
Real Effective Exchange Rate for the Euro: Equilibrium and Misalignment; A.Rusek
Exchange rate policy strategy in the large-currency areas; S.Kapounek and J.Poměnková
Euro Area Enlargement and European Central Bank Reform; D.Howarth
PART II: EU EXPANSION: NEW MEMBERS IN THE EU ENVIRONMENT
Fiscal Convergence in Monetary Union: Are Pilgrims to EMU Better Disciplined than Eurozone Members?;
E.Kočenda, A.M.Kutan and T.M.Yigit
Business Cycles Similarity and EMU Enlargement: The Concordance Index for Central and Eastern European Countries; P.Rozmahel
Monetary Policy before Euro Adoption: Challenges for EU New Members; J.Filáček, R.Horváth and M.Skořepa
Fiscal performance and economic growth in the old and new member states of the EU; I.Benczes
PART III: VARIOUS ASPECTS OF EU ECONOMIES: CHINA AND THE WORLD ECONOMY, FDIs, COMPANY TAXATION, ECB AND THE 'NEW' MEMBER STATES
Company Taxation in the European Union – Current Developments and Implications for the Coordination Debate; M.Schratzenstaller
Policy of the ECB and its Impact on Economic Development of New Members of EU; M.Sojka
New Global Players and Disharmonies in the World Orchestra: Cohesion Analysis of Business Cycles of China;
J.Fidrmuc, I.Korhonen and I.Bátorová


Authors


ANTONIN RUSEK is the Associate Professor of Economics at Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, USA. He specializes in international economics, with emphasis on European economics. He often presents his work at international conferences both in Europe and the USA, and is the author of numerous papers in a variety of economic subjects.
 
LUBOR LACINA is Associate Professor of Economics and Management at Mendel University, Brno, Czech Republic. He specializes in the economics of European integration, with emphasis on European monetary integration and EU enlargement. Since 2002 he has been holder of European Commission Jean Monnet grants.
 
JARKO FIDRMUC is Professor of European Integration and Political Economy at the Economics Department of the Geschwister-Scholl-Institute for Political Science at the University of Munich, Germany. He is also a Research Fellow at CESifo, Munich, Germany, and Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia.