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Economic Development and Financial Markets

Latest Research and Policy Insights from Central and Southeastern Europe

  • Adam Śliwiński
  • Persefoni Polychronidou
  • Anastasios Karasavvoglou

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Macroeconomics and Monetary Policy in Chosen EU Countries

  3. Development of Financial Markets and Insurance in Central and Eastern Europe

About this book


This book offers fresh insights into the economic development and financial markets of Southeastern and Central European countries. The first part analyses macroeconomic trends and monetary policy issues, while the second part explores the development of financial and insurance markets. With contributions covering topics such as regional and income inequalities, economic embeddedness, industrial competitiveness, entrepreneurship, financial integration, insurance markets, and other socio-economic aspects, it appeals to scholars in the field of economics and finance interested in the further economic development of the Balkans and Eastern European countries as well as to professionals in the financial and insurance sectors.


Financial integration and competitiveness Financial markets and insurance Economic embeddedness Inequality and economic growth Financial constraints Multi-criteria decision making Savings and investment Political rhetoric and growth of the bureaucracy Institutional change High-tech industries in the EU

Editors and affiliations

  • Adam Śliwiński
    • 1
  • Persefoni Polychronidou
    • 2
  • Anastasios Karasavvoglou
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Risk and InsuranceWarsaw School of EconomicsWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsInternational Hellenic UniversitySerresGreece
  3. 3.Department of Accounting and FinanceInternational Hellenic UniversityKavalaGreece

About the editors

Adam Sliwinski (PhD, MBA, MSc) is a Professor at Warsaw School of Economics/Institute of Risk and Financial Markets (Poland) and he is the Head of Risk and Insurance Department. His main area of research interests are risk management and empirical aspects of finance and insurance. He has business experience gathered cooperating with a number of international insurers and financial companies. He is the author and co-author of many papers and three books on insurance and risk management subject. He was awarded the best Insurance Debut prize in 2008 for his contribution to the development of the Polish mutual insurance market.

Persefoni Polychronidou is an Assistant Professor of Applied Econometrics in Accounting and Finance at the Department of Economics at the International Hellenic University, Greece. Her research focuses on statistical and data analysis and she has published numerous papers on empirical economic data. 

Anastasios Karasavvoglou is a Professor of Economics at the International Hellenic University, Greece, and President of the annual international conference "The Economies of the Balkan and the Eastern European Countries in the Changing World". He has published numerous books and papers on immigration, regional development and the labour market. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Economic Development and Financial Markets
  • Book Subtitle Latest Research and Policy Insights from Central and Southeastern Europe
  • Editors Adam Śliwiński
    Persefoni Polychronidou
    Anastasios Karasavvoglou
  • Series Title Contributions to Economics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Contributions to Economics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-32425-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-32428-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-32426-1
  • Series ISSN 1431-1933
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-7178
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 179
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Macroeconomics/Monetary Economics//Financial Economics
    Public Finance
    European Economics
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