© 2007

50 Years of EU Economic Dynamics

Integration, Financial Markets and Innovations

  • Richard Tilly
  • Paul J. J. Welfens
  • Michael Heise

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Paul J. J. Welfens, Richard Tilly, Michael Heise
    Pages 1-10
  3. David Dickinson
    Pages 109-122
  4. Alain Chappert
    Pages 203-207
  5. Daphne Nicolitsas
    Pages 219-226

About this book


On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the European Union experts present their analyses of historical developments and new economic challenges for the EU. After a reflection on historical dynamics, the contributors point out the dramatic economic shifts between Europe, Asia and the US. Representatives from major central banks (including the ECB), other leading banks, and academia analyze the dynamics of the Eurozone and financial market integration in the context of globalization and economic growth. Furthermore, the authors discuss the challenges of information and communication technologies by means of various country analyses. Moreover, the Schumpeterian prospects for Europe and the Lisbon Agenda, the long-term challenges of EU pension reforms, emission trading systems in the EU, and options for a new EU constitution are highlighted. At the bottom line of this EU analysis are major implications for investors, managers, policy-makers and the public at large in both the EU and the global economy.


Eastern Europe Enlarged European Union Euro Euro area European Union European Union (EU) European constitution Eurozone Inflation economic growth financial market financial markets monetary policy trading trading systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Richard Tilly
    • 1
  • Paul J. J. Welfens
    • 2
  • Michael Heise
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut für Wirtschafts- und SozialgeschichteUniversity of MünsterMünsterGermany
  2. 2.Lehrstuhl für Makroökonomische Theorie und PolititkEIIW at the University of WuppertalWuppertalGermany
  3. 3.Allianz GroupFrankfurtGermany

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