The Economic Performance of the European Union: Issues, Trends and Policies

Hardcover | January 15, 2009

EditorLubor Lacina, Jarko Fidrmuc, Antonin Rusek

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This book brings together a range of economists to provide a balanced look at recent EU dynamics and economic performance, as well an exploration of future issues facing member states.

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This book brings together a range of economists to provide a balanced look at recent EU dynamics and economic performance, as well an exploration of future issues facing member states.

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.  ...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 7.51 × 5.61 × 0.94 inPublished:January 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230222277

ISBN - 13:9780230222274

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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.Pomenkov
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.Kocenda, 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.Filcek, R.Horvth and M.Skorepa
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.Btorov