The handbook of the economics of European integration pages:269-283
The Routledge Handbook of the Economics of European Integration offers a comprehensive overview of topics relating to the process of European integration in the post-World War II period. This process involves almost the whole spectrum of economic issues, ranging from political economy to monetary economics and economic geography. The book brings together a group of international experts in order to examine the key issues relating to European integration, and to summarize key approaches and findings.
Since institutional integration in Europe is an ongoing process, with frequent and rapid changes, the chapters will focus on the key features of the economic analyses of these topics. Each chapter will offer a concise, but thorough overview of the topic at hand. Topics covered include the history of European economic integration, the effects of integration, monetary and fiscal policy, key policy areas, external relations, the global financial crisis, and political economy.
This handbook offers students, researchers, the public and policy makers with ready and accessible knowledge of issues related to European integration, and will provide the definitive overview of research in the area.