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Routledge Handbook of the Economics of European Integration

Edited by: Harald Badinger , Volker Nitsch

Print publication date:  October  2015
Online publication date:  October  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415747707
eBook ISBN: 9781315796918
Adobe ISBN: 9781317751977

10.4324/9781315796918
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Routledge Handbook of the Economics of European Integration provides readers with a brief but comprehensive overview of topics related to the process of European integration in the post-World War II period. Its short chapters reflect the most up-to-date and concise research, written by a collective of experts on their own subjects. 

The aim of this book is twofold. Firstly, the text illustrates the broad and diverse range of issues associated with European integration, and lastly, the key approaches and findings are summarised. Since institutional integration in Europe is an ongoing process, with possibly frequent and sometimes rapid changes, the chapters are intended to focus on the key features of the economic analyses of these topics.

A wide and diverse set of economic issues is of direct relevance for European integration. These topics cover various fields, ranging from the history of the European Economic and Monetary Union, EU Trade Policy and the stability of international trade, single market issues over fiscal, monetary and other policies, the crisis that faces the Euro area, and institutions such as EU Council of Ministers.  Not surprisingly, many of these issues have also been analysed from a European perspective.

This handbook is designed to provide students, researchers, the public and policy makers with ready and accessible knowledge of issues related to European integration and will provide the definitive overview of research in the area.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  West european economic integration since 1950 Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The history of european economic and monetary union Download PDF
Chapter  3:  History of economic thought and policy-making at the european commission Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The economics of the single market Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Factor movements: FDI Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The euro as an international currency Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The common currency Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Design failures in the euro area Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The credit channel of monetary policy in the euro area Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Fiscal policy in the EU Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The roles of fiscal rules, fiscal councils and fiscal union in EU integration Download PDF
Chapter  12:  European integration and the gains from trade Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The effects of european integration on the stability of international trade Download PDF
Chapter  14:  EU trade policy Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The EU and the US Download PDF
Chapter  16:  The EU and the ACP countries Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Regional policy Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The common agricultural policy Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Labor and social policy Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Tax competition and tax coordination  Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Financial market integration, regulation and stability Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The crisis in retrospect Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Exceptional policies for exceptional times Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Living (Dangerously) without a fiscal union Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Reforming the architecture of EMU Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The political economy of European integration Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Efficiency, proportionality and member states’ power in the EU Council of ministers  Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Measuring european economic and institutional integration Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The dynamics of european economic integration Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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