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Research Handbook on the Economics of European Union Law
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Research Handbook on the Economics of European Union Law

9781781954140 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Thomas Eger, Professor Emeritus of Law and Economics, University of Hamburg and Hans-Bernd Schäfer, Affiliate Professor of Law and Economics, Bucerius Law School, Germany
Publication Date: 2014 ISBN: 978 1 78195 414 0 Extent: 444 pp
The Handbook focuses particularly on how the development of EU law negotiates the tension between market integration, national sovereignty and political democracy. The book begins with chapters examining constitutional issues, while further chapters address the establishment of a single market. The volume also addresses sovereign debt problems by providing a detailed analysis of the architecture of the EU’s monetary institutions, its monetary policy and their implications.

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This comprehensive volume comprises original essays by authors well known for their work on the European Union. Together they provide the reader with an economic analysis of the most important elements of EU law and the mechanisms for decisions within the EU.

The Handbook focuses particularly on how the development of EU law negotiates the tension between market integration, national sovereignty and political democracy. The book begins with chapters examining constitutional issues, while further chapters address the establishment of a single market. The volume also addresses sovereign debt problems by providing a detailed analysis of the architecture of the EU’s monetary institutions, its monetary policy and their implications.

The depth and breadth of the Handbook’s coverage make it an essential reference for students, scholars and policymakers interested in the complexities of the European Union.
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Contributors: H. Brücker, F. Cafaggi, E. Carbonara, T. Eger, M.G. Faure, J. Fidrmuc, N. Garoupa, F. Gomez, M.J. Holler, P.C. Leyens, B. Luppi, A. Nicita, R. Pardolesi, F. Parisi, J. Pelkmans, H.-B. Schäfer, H. Siekmann, G. Tsebelis, S. Voigt, H.-J. Wagener
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Contents:

Introduction
Thomas Eger and Hans-Bernd Schäfer

PART I: THE CONSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK OF THE EU
1. A Constitution Like Any Other? Comparing the European Constitution with Nation State Constitutions
Stefan Voigt

2. The Rules of Decisionmaking in EU Institutions
George Tsebelis

3. EU Decision Making and the Allocation of Responsibility
Manfred J. Holler

4. Can Member State Liability for the Infringement of European Law Deter National Legislators?
Hans-Bernd Schäfer

5. Subsidiarity for a Changing Union
Emanuela Carbonara, Barbara Luppi and Francesco Parisi

PART II: BASIC FREEDOMS
6. Mutual Recognition: Economic and Regulatory Logic in Goods and Services
Jacques Pelkmans

7. The Law and Economics of the Free Movement of Persons in the European Union
Herbert Brücker and Thomas Eger

PART III: CORPORATION LAW AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
8. Corporate Governance in Europe: Foundations, Developments and Perspectives
Patrick C. Leyens

PART IV: PRIVATE LAW
9. Private Law I: Tort
Michael G. Faure

10. Private Law II: Contract
Fernando Gomez

PART V: CONSUMER PROTECTION
11. The Evolution of Consumer Protection in the EU
Fabrizio Cafaggi and Antonio Nicita

PART VI: LAW ENFORCEMENT
12. An Economic Analysis of Legal Harmonization: The Case of Law Enforcement within the European Union
Nuno Garoupa

13. Private Enforcement of Antitrust Law
Roberto Pardolesi

PART VII: DIVERSITY IN UNITY
14. Eastern Enlargement of the European Union
Hans-Jürgen Wagener

15. The Economics of Multilingualism in the EU
Jan Fidrmuc

PART VIII: MONETARY INSTITUTIONS AND MONETARY POLICY
16. Law and Economics of the Monetary Union

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