Competitiveness and Growth in Europe

Competitiveness and Growth in Europe

Lessons and Policy Implications for the Lisbon Strategy

INFER Advances in Economic Research series

Edited by Susanne Mundschenk, Michael H. Stierle, Ulrike Stierle-von Schütz and Iulia Traistaru-Siedschlag

This book contributes fresh theoretical and empirical evidence on competitiveness and growth in connection with the commitment made by European leaders at the Lisbon Summit in 2000 to ‘render the European Union the most competitive and dynamic knowledge based economy in the world by 2010, capable of sustainable economic growth, with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion’.

Editors

Edited by Susanne Mundschenk, Michael H. Stierle, Ulrike Stierle-von Schütz and Iulia Traistaru-Siedschlag

Subjects: economics and finance, money and banking

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Susanne Mundschenk is Research Fellow at the Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI) of the University of Bonn. Previously she has worked for the Association for the Monetary Union of Europe based in Paris. She is currently research scholar at the European Institute of the London School of Economics. Her research interests are European monetary integration, public finances, economic growth and governance in the EU. She conducted research projects for the European Commission, the German Ministry of Labour and Ministry of Finance as well as the World Economic Forum. Her current research is on structural change and growth in EU countries. Michael H. Stierle is Economist at the European Commission, Directorate General Economic and Financial Affairs. He studied economics at Trier University and UNAM, Mexico City and holds a PhD from Speyer University. He has worked in economic departments in the private financial sector as well as in academic research. He is a founding member and Chairman of the International Network for Economic Research (INFER) since 1998. His policy-oriented research is mostly concentrated on international economics, financial markets, growth and business cycles as well as regional economics. Ulrike Stierle-von Schütz holds a Diploma in Economics from Trier University. Currently she is working as research assistant at the RWTH Aachen University, Department of Public Economics. Her main fields of expertise are economic integration, regional economics and fiscal federalism. She is co-ordinator of the INFER Working Group Growth and Business Cycles and elected INFER board member. Iulia Traistaru is Senior Researcher...