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The Economics of European Integration, Second Edition

Miroslav N. Jovanović, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Geneva, Switzerland and Global Studies Institute, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition of this highly acclaimed textbook will be required reading for graduate and undergraduate students on a wide range of courses including: European economics, economic policy, European integration, European studies and international relations. Exploring the EU at an important turning point and during uncertain and turbulent times, the text will also prove an invaluable reference tool for academics and policy makers concerned with any facet of European integration.
Extent: 1,056 pp
Hardback Price: $332.00 Web: $298.80
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 978 0 85793 397 3
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Paperback Price: $70.00 Web: $56.00
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 978 1 78254 028 1
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Regional Economics
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • European Politics and Policy
  • Urban and Regional Studies
  • Regional Economics
Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition of this highly acclaimed textbook will be required reading for graduate and undergraduate students on a wide range of courses including: European economics, economic policy, European integration, European studies and international relations. Exploring the EU at an important turning point and during uncertain and turbulent times, the text will also prove an invaluable reference tool for academics and policy makers concerned with any facet of European integration.

Comprehensive and accessible, this far-reaching text:

• provides in-depth, state-of-the-art analysis of the origins, achievements and prospects of principal EU economic policies
• covers all EU member countries as well as candidate countries
• sets scenarios for future EU policy and organisational evolution
• prescribes possible paths and directions for the EU, not only for economic policies but also for organisational structure;
• features supplementary data via a companion website.

Topics explored in detail include: EU budget, competition policy, Common Agricultural Policy, fiscal integration, monetary integration, industrial policy in manufacturing and services, trade policy and international economic cooperation, regional policy, social policy, mobility of labour, energy policy, transport policy, environment policy and enlargement.
Acclaim for the first edition:

‘The book is essential for students in European studies, international economics and business or international relations at both graduate and postgraduate level.’
– Ricardo Pinheiro-Alves, The Times Higher Education Supplement
Contents: Preface and Introduction 1. Origin, Evolution and Prospects for the European Union 2. Budget of the European Union 3. Competition Policy 4. Common Agricultural Policy 5. Fiscal Integration 6. European Monetary Integration 7. Industrial Policy in Manufacturing and Services 8. Trade Policy and International Economic Cooperation 9. Regional Policy 10. Social Policy 11. Mobility of Labour 12. Energy Policy 13. Transport Policy 14. Environment Policy 15. Enlargement 16. Conclusions Bibliography Index