Growth and Regional Development in an Enlarged European Union
Edited by Gertrude Tumpel-Gugerell and Peter Mooslechner
This highly topical book addresses the challenge of economic convergence within Europe, beginning with a thorough review of the theory of growth and related empirical research. Historical and more recent economic developments within the present EU and current accession countries are discussed, along with the design for the process of further integration of accession countries into the EU and the Euro area. Moreover, the potential to achieve a sustainable catch-up process in Western Balkan countries, the Ukraine and Russia is explored, focusing on the task facing the EU in designing proper policies vis-à-vis these countries. The contributors’ varied perspectives ensure that the theories and policies postulated are linked closely with the actual situation in accession countries and offer up-to-date insights.
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- Economic Convergence and Divergence in Europe Growth and Regional Development in an Enlarged European Union
- Introduction: Welcome remarks from the 2001 conference
- Chapter 1: Past convergence within Europe: coreÂ…periphery diversity in modern economic development
- Chapter 2: Monetary unification and the single market
- Chapter 3: The impact of European integration on growth: what can we learn for EU accession?
- Chapter 4: Regional convergence in Spain, 1965Â…95
- Chapter 5: Restructuring industrial areas: lessons in support of regional convergence in an enlarging Europe
- Chapter 6: German economic reunification: a special case with general lessons?
- Chapter 7: Keynote speech: Convergence and divergence Â… theoretical underpinnings
- Chapter 8: Structural change and catching up: the experience of the ten candidate countries
- Chapter 9: Restructuring of firms in Central and Eastern Europe
- Chapter 10: Regional disparities within accession countries
- Chapter 11: Optimal currency area between the EU and accession countries: the status quo
- Chapter 12: Some remarks on 'How to balance real and nominal convergence': an introductory statement
- Chapter 13: Real and nominal convergence: implications for macroeconomic policies
- Chapter 14: Real nominal convergence
- Chapter 15: How to balance real and nominal convergence? The case of Poland
- Chapter 16: The costs and benefits of an early EMU participation for Hungary
- Chapter 17: Real and nominal convergence: challenges for monetary and exchange rate policy Â… the case of Slovakia
- Chapter 18: On nominal and real convergence: the case of Estonia
- Chapter 19: Searching for Schumpeter: the Â€nancial sector and economic growth in industrial countries
- Chapter 20: Financial sector convergence in Europe
- Chapter 21: Financial system transition in Central Europe: the first decade
- Chapter 22: European Union enlargement and the Balkans
- Chapter 23: The case of Russia and Ukraine
- Chapter 24: Economic and social cohesion in an enlarged European Union
- Chapter 25: The impact of the EUÂês new eastern border on processes of convergence and divergence in Europe: policy implications
- Chapter 26: Policy challenges within the (enlarged) European Union: how can economic convergence be fostered?
- Chapter 27: Speech of the Governor of the OeNB: 'The euro area - an anchor of stability in Europe and the world'
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