1st Edition

Europe and the Mediterranean Economy

Edited By Joan Costa-Font Copyright 2012
    272 Pages 54 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    With the creation of the Mediterranean partnership and the recent move towards the creation of the Union for the Mediterranean in 2008, a new emphasis is placed on the Mediterranean in the study of European Integration.

    This book brings together a collection of experts to address this important new area of study and discuss issues such as development, aid, labour, markets, human capital investment, Europeanization and institutional reform.


    Part I: Institutionalism and the Mediterranean Area  Preface: Europe and the Mediterranean Economy: an introduction Joan Costa Font, LSE< UK  1. The importance of Institutional building on free trade agreements M. Borrell, LSE, UK  2. Cross-regionalism: A framework for MENA countries A.Tovias, Hebrew Uni, Israel  3. Shallow versus Deep Integration Scenarios in the Euro-Mediterranean Area: A Quantitative Assessement N. Peridy, Uni du Sud, France  Liberalisation and Macro-economic Performance in the Mediterranean  4. Market Liberalisation effects on economy; growth positive shocks from EU to MENA R. De Bock, D. Florea and J. Toujas-Bernaté, IMF  5. Did the Promises Used to Sell the Euro Mediterranean Partnership Have Come True: Illustration from the Tunisian experience M. Chemingui and H. Bchir, UN and African Development Bank  6. The Global Financial Crisis and the Euromediterranean Partnership S.Neaime, American Uni of Beirut, Lebanon  Part IV: Privatisation, Labour Markets and Productivity in the Mediterranean  7. The political economy of privatization in the Maghreb region: How domestic and external factors have shaped the privatization process and outcomes? M. Biygautane and M. Lahouel, Dubai School of Government and Government of Dubai, UAE  8. Influence of trade in labour market wages and specifically in low-skilled workers. Evidence from Egypt M.Said, London Middle East Institute, University of London, UK and The American University in Cairo  9. Trade, productivity and technical change in MENA countries J. Millan, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid  Part IV: Social Welfare and Public Policy in the Mediterranean  10. Poverty reduction in the MENA countries – M Kar, B.Güloğlu, Ş Nazlioğlu, H Ağir Mushin, associate prof, Çukurova University, Department of Economics, Adana, Turkey and Research Associate at the Economic Research Forum in Cairo, Egypt  11. EU Migration Policy and the Euromed Process N. Peridy  12. The Economic, Social and Environmental Impacts of the Euro-Mediterranean Free Trade Area G. Clive


    Joan Costa-Font is Reader in Political Economy at the London School of Economics, UK.