Growth versus Security: Old and New EU Members Quest for a New Economic and Social Model

Growth versus Security: Old and New EU Members Quest for a New Economic and Social Model

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Overview

Thisbook brings together a wide range of policy experts from both old and new European Union member states, as well as from the US, and presents their insights, observations and research on the future of economic and social models in Europe. This book is an essential companion for all interested in this key issue.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230200531
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 11/18/2008
Edition description: 2008
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

LAJOS BOKROS Chief Operating Officer, Central European University, Budapest WALTER D. CONNOR Professor of Political Science, Sociology, and International Relations, Boston University; Fellow, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University KAREL DYBA Former Minister of Economic Policy and Development of the Czech Republic (1990-92); Former Minister of Economics, Czech Republic (1992-96) EWA FREYBERG Professor of Economics, Warsaw School of Economics STEVE H. HANKE Professor of Applied Economics and Co-Director, The Institute for Applied Economics and the Study of Business Enterprise, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore; Senior Fellow, Cato Institute in Washington, D.C. FILIP KEEREMAN Head of Unit, Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission PER KONGSHØJ MADSEN Professor and Director, Centre for Labor Market Research (CARMA), Department of Economics, Politics and Public Administration, University of Aalborg IVAN MIKLO Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Slovak Republic JACEK ROSTOWSKI Professor of Economics, Central European University, Budapest; Fellow, Center for Economic and Social Analyses (CASE), Warsaw SIEGFRIED STEINLEIN Deputy Head of Unit, Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission BIRGITTA SWEDENBORG Research Director, Center for Business and Policy Studies (SNS), Stockholm.

Table of Contents

Foreword Preface; W.Bie?kowski, J.C.Brada & M.-J.RadLo PART I: THE CREATION AND REFORM OF SOCIO-ECONOMIC SYSTEMS AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL Lessons from Sweden's Welfare State:An American-Swedish Perspective; B.Swedenborg Flexicurity in Denmark: A Modelfor Labor Market Reforms in the EU?; P.K.Madsen Slovakia: A Story of Reforms; I.Mikloš The Czech Socio-Economic Model and its Evolution from the Start of Transition to 2007; K.Dyba Institutional Transplants in the Transformation of Poland's Economy and Polity; J.Rostowski The European Union and the New Member States' Dilemmas: The Case of Poland; W.Bie?kowski PART II:ECONOMIC GROWTHAND SECURITY IN COMPARATIVEPERSPECTIVE New Challenges for the European Model and How to Cope With It; K.Aiginger Beyond Models and Regulations: Eastward Expansion vs. Retrenchment in the 'New' EU?; W.D.Connor Economic Freedom, Confidence and Growth; S.H.Hanke PART III:KEY SECTORS IN THE SEARCH FOR GROWTH AND SECURITY Public Finances and Structural Reforms in the US and the EU: Lessons for the New Member States; F.Keereman & S.Steinlein Competition and Solidarity in Higher Education: A Reform Proposal Aiming at Improving Quality and Enhancing Security: Example of Hungary; L.Bokros Growth versus Security Choice and the Generational Difference in Preferences; S.GomuLka In Search of a Perfect Regulatory System; E.Freyberg Conclusions; W.Bie?kowski, J.C.Brada & M.-J.RadLo

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