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If treated as a single economy, the European Union is the largest in the world, with an estimated GDP of over 14 trillion euros. Despite its size, European economic policy has often lagged behind the rest of the world in its ability to generate growth and innovation. Much of the European economic research itself often trails behind that of the USA, which sets much of the agenda in mainstream economics. This book, also available as open access, bridges the gap between economic research and policymaking by presenting overviews of twelve key areas for future economic policy and research. Written for the economists and policymakers working within European institutions, it uses comprehensive surveys by Europe's leading scholars in economics and European policy to demonstrate how economic research can contribute to good policy decisions, and vice versa, demonstrating how economics research can be motivated and made relevant by hot policy questions.

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Contents

  • Frontmatter
    pp i-iv
  • Contents
    pp v-xiv
  • List of Figures
    pp xv-xvi
  • List of Tables
    pp xvii-xviii
  • Foreword
    pp xix-xxii
  • Contributors
    pp xxiii-xxvi
  • Introduction
    pp 1-28
  • 1 - Innovation and Growth: The Schumpeterian Perspective
    pp 29-72
  • 2 - European Union Dual Labour Markets: Consequences and Potential Reforms
    pp 73-112
  • 3 - Population, Migration, Ageing and Health: A Survey
    pp 113-158
  • 4 - Education Systems: Assignment, Admissions, Accountability and Autonomy
    pp 159-193
  • 6 - Winners and Losers of Globalization: Sixteen Challenges for Measurement and Theory
    pp 238-273
  • 7 - Economic Approaches to Energy, Environment and Sustainability
    pp 274-323
  • 8 - Regional Disparities and Efficient Transport Policies
    pp 324-365
  • 9 - Skilled Cities and Efficient Urban Transport
    pp 366-408
  • 10 - Fiscal and Monetary Policies after the Crises
    pp 409-469
  • 11 - Financial Regulation in Europe: Foundations and Challenges
    pp 470-510
  • 12 - Inequality and Welfare: Is Europe Special?
    pp 511-567
  • 14 - Big Data in Economics: Evolution or Revolution?
    pp 612-632
  • Index
    pp 633-637

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