The European Union: Current Problems And Prospects

Hardcover | January 30, 2007

EditorJohn Mccombie, C. Rodríguez González

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This book considers some important economic issues currently facing the EU and examines its prospects. The chapters examine the Broad Economic Policy Guidelines, econometric evidence of productivity convergence among the EU countries, the Growth and Stability Pact, problems of the comparison of measures of GDP between the EU and US, company taxation in the enlarged EU, the effect of an aging population on the public pensions in the EU, the CAP and the European constitution and fiscal federalism.

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This book considers some important economic issues currently facing the EU and examines its prospects. The chapters examine the Broad Economic Policy Guidelines, econometric evidence of productivity convergence among the EU countries, the Growth and Stability Pact, problems of the comparison of measures of GDP between the EU and US, co...

JOHN MCCOMBIE is Director of the Centre for Economic and Public Policy, University of Cambridge. CARLOS RODRÍGUEZ GONZÁLEZ teaches at the Department of Applied Economics V, University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:January 30, 2007Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230007996

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Introduction--J.McCombie & C.Rodriguez * Guidelines for Sustained Growth in the EU? The Concept and Consequences of the Broad Economic Policy Guidelines--E.Hein & T.Niechoj * Does the Maastricht Treaty Matter for Real Convergence?--D.Furceri * 'Nonsense upon Stilts': An Assessment of the European Stability and Growth Pact and How It Might Be Reformed--N.Allington & J.McCombie * Is the Transatlantic Gap in Economic Growth Really Widening?--J.Hartwig * Company Tax Competition and Coordination in an Enlarged EU--M.Schratzenstaller * Does an Aging Population Justify a Radical Reform of Public Pension Systems in the European Union?--F.Serrano & J.Ferreiro * The European Union Budget: CAP and European Economic Priorities--J.R.Murua & J.Albiac * The European Union and (Fiscal) Federalism--R.H.Alves