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Innovation and Diffusion in a Single Europe: Institutional Structure and Industrial Prospects for the European Communities

  • William S. Peirce
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Abstract

The recent flurry of motion toward the goal of a Single Europe (at least for the 12 members of the European Communities) has been marked by considerable optimism about the effects of the elimination of internal barriers on the economy of the European Communities (EC). Indeed, the high expectations of economic gains are inseparable from the progress toward integration because the expected economic gains are a principal benefit that compensates for the costs of conveying some control over national ways of life to the strange quasi-government of the EC. Because the integration process will cause some losses in the national individuality that people value, progress toward integration would be unlikely to occur if people did not expect economic gains.

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European Community Common Agricultural Policy Internal Barrier Diffusion Policy Direct Subsidy 
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