European Economic Governance: The quest for consistency and effectiveness, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

European Economic Governance

The quest for consistency and effectiveness, 1st Edition

By Willem Molle


388 pages | 10 B/W Illus.

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The present book sets out to support rational choices in this matter by drawing conclusions from three approaches. The first is a systematic analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of each method. The second is an empirical investigation into the consistency of governance between policy areas and between levels of government. The third approach concentrates on effectiveness; what works to realise the objectives of the major socio- economic policy fields of the EU. They comprise competitiveness, macro and monetary, cohesion, environment, employment and external.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Definitions 3. Consistency 4. Effectiveness 5. Regulation 6. Budget 7. Coordination 8. Systemic Aspects 9. Practice in Major Policy Areas 10. Competitiveness and Innovation 11. Stabilisation 12. Cohesion 13. Sustainaibility 14. Employment and Social Protection 15. External 16. Conclusions

About the Author

Willem Molle is Professor in 'Economics of International Integration' at Erasmus University, Rotterdam.

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Routledge Studies in the European Economy

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics