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Institutions for Social Well-Being

Alternatives for Europe

  • Lilia Costabile

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Lilia Costabile
    Pages 1-14
  3. Samuel Bowles, Arjun Jayadev
    Pages 74-94
  4. Lilia Costabile, Roberto Scazzieri
    Pages 126-151
  5. Francesca Bettio, Janneke Plantenga
    Pages 152-175
  6. Massimo D’Antoni, Ugo Pagano
    Pages 198-221
  7. Lilia Costabile
    Pages 222-233
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 235-242

About this book


This book examines the efficiency and effectiveness of economic policies in Europe, and explores the implications for social equity. It argues for an integrated approach to economic and social objectives, and discusses the ways in which welfare states and institutions can contribute to equity and efficiency objectives.


care European Union (EU) growth Integration social policy Welfare Welfare State

Editors and affiliations

  • Lilia Costabile
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of NaplesItaly
  2. 2.Clare HallCambridge UniversityUK

About the editors

ROBERTO ARTONI Professor of Public Economics, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy TONY ATKINSON Professor of Economics, University of Oxford; Fellow, Nuffield College, UK FRANCESCA BETTIO Professor of Labour Economics, University of Siena, Italy SAMUEL BOWLES Professor of Economics, University of Siena, Italy; Research Professor and Director of the Behavioral Sciences Program, Santa Fe Institute ALESSANDRA CASARICO Associate Professor of Public Economics, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy MASSIMO D'ANTONI Associate Professor of Public Economics, University of Siena, Italy BJÖRN A. GUSTAFSSON Professor, Department of Social Work, Göteborg University, Sweden; Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn, Germany ARJUN JAYADEV Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA TERESA MUNZI Researcher, LIS (Luxembourg Income Study) UGO PAGANO Director, Doctoral School in Economics and President, Graduate School S. Chiara, University of Siena; Visiting Professor, CEU (Budapest), Hungary JANNEKE PLANTENGA Professor, Utrecht School of Economics, The Netherlands ROBERTO SCAZZIERI Professor of Economic Analysis, University of Bologna, Italy; Senior Member, Gonville and Caius College and Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, UK TIMOTHY M. SMEEDING Distinguished Professor of Economics and Public Administration, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, USA; Founding Director, Center for Policy Research, Syracuse University; Founder and Director Emeritus, Luxembourg Income Study Project

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