Integration, Growth and Cohesion in an Enlarged European by John Bradley, George G. Petrakos, Julia Traistaru

By John Bradley, George G. Petrakos, Julia Traistaru

Integration, development and team spirit in an Enlarged ecu Union

Edited through: Bradley, Petrakos, and Traistaru

This book’s 13 contributions collect the result of fresh study on determinants of neighborhood specialization, development, and convergence within the context of eu integration. they provide clean theoretical and empirical facts on styles of local creation constructions, specialization, local disparities, convergence and divergence procedures, and assessment of team spirit rules on either present and destiny eu Union (EU) member states within the context of elevated integration. those matters are addressed in either person and cross-country research utilizing leading edge methodologies. They research structural alterations and financial functionality differentials throughout areas and international locations in an enlarged ecu in addition to on comparing latest regulations aimed toward lowering fiscal imbalances.

This detailed empirical research makes use of info units specifically from the ecu accession international locations, and it offers for the 1st time in a unified framework theoretical foundations and empirical result of types utilized in the evaluate of harmony politics. The overview of solidarity guidelines in eire is used as a benchmark to check fresh review studies with types in Estonia, Hungary, and Poland.

Integration, progress and unity in an Enlarged ecu Union should be of specific curiosity to researchers and coverage makers operating within the fields of monetary integration, transition economies, and local development.

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K. Spiekermann and M. Wegener (1999) ‘Accessibility and Economic Development in Europe’‚ Regional Studies‚ Vol. 33‚ No. 1–15. 11 Although the EU eastward enlargement is expected to benefit Transition Countries‚ a number of questions are raised when the discussion takes a regional perspective. Would the process of EU integration of CEE countries affect their spatial structures and balances and in which way? What is the recent experience of Transition? What does that imply for EU policies? There are two important reasons that legitimize such type of questions.

Moreover‚ Overman and Puga (1999) observe that the regions of EU have been differentiated more during the last years with respect to the rates of unemployment. There exist now fewer regions with intermediate levels of unemployment and more regions with very high or very low rates of unemployment‚ a fact revealing tendencies of regional divergence. Figure 3 presents the average GDP per capita for the 25 most developed and 25 least developed regions of the EU during the period 1988-2000. It is observed that the 25 most advanced regions maintain a level near the 160% of the EU average‚ while the 25 most lagging regions are close to 50% of the EU average.

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