European Union Economics
5th edition

By Theo Hitiris
Financial Times / Pearson Education
December 2002
ISBN: 0-273-65537-X
385 Pages, 6 ĺ x 9 ľ"
$97.50 paper original

Now in its 5th edition, this book has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect a major turning point in European evolution-the completion of the single market monetary unification. Partial contents: Economic integration-objectives, policies & effects. Structure of the Union. The single market. Budgets. Tax harmonization. Monetary integration. Agriculture. Trade policies. Enlargement. Regional policy. Social policy. Transport. Industrial policy. Energy & environment. Europe in the 21st Century.

List of Tables List of Figures List of Boxes Abbreviations Bibliographical Note Acknowledgments Preface
1 Economic Integration: objectives, policies and effects
1.1 Forms of economic associations
1.2 The Theory of Economic Integration
1.3 Conclusions
Appendix A1 Free trade versus restricted trade Questions Further Reading
2 Structure of the European Union: objectives, policies and constraints
2.1 The European Community and the European Union
2.2 EU institutions
2.3 The EU in the World
2.4 EUís stages of integration
2.5 The objectives of the European Union
2.6 Towards the common target: EU policies and constraints
2.7 Conclusions
Appendix A2 The political rational of integration Questions Further Reading Web Guide
3 The single market
3.1 Opening the EU market
3.2 Competition rules
3.3 Benefits of the single market
3.4 Conclusions
Questions Further Reading Web Guide
4 The budget of the European Communities
4.1 Introduction
4.2 General characteristics of the EU budget
4.3 Structure of the general budget
4.4 The financial perspective 2000-2006
4.5 Principles of fiscal federalism
4.6 Towards a federal EU budget
4.7 Conclusions
Questions Further Reading Web Guide
5 Tax Harmonization
5.1 The problem
5.2 Principles of tax harmonization
5.3 The state of EU tax harmonization
5.4 Indirect taxes
5.5 Other taxes
Questions Further Reading Web Guide
6 Monetary Integration
6.1 Definitions and principles
6.2 Optimum currency areas and monetary unions
6.3 Moves for monetary integration in the EU
6.4 Establishing the EMU
6.5 Fiscal policy and monetary integration in the EU
Questions Further Reading Web Guide
7 Agriculture
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Problems of the agricultural sector
7.3 Policies and effects
7.4 The Common Agricultural Policy
7.5 European Community Agriculture under the CAP
7.6 Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy
7.7 The Common Fisheries Policy
7.8 Summary
Appendix A7 Agricultural Policies Questions Further Reading Web Guide
8 Trade Policies
8.1 Trade, protection and liberalization
8.2 The Common Commercial Policy (CCP)
8.3 The ACP-EU partnership
8.4 Trade relations between the Community and other European Countries and Mediterranean countries
8.5 Trade agreements with other developing countries
8.6 Relations with Developed Countries
8.7 Conclusions
Questions Further Reading Web Guide
9 Enlargement
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Conditions
9.3 The economies of the candidate countries
9.4 The process of the candidatesí integration in the EU
9.5 Conclusions
Questions Further Reading Web Guide
10 Regional policy
10.1 The nature of regional problems
10.2 Regional problems within economic unions
10.3 Regional problems in the European Union
10.4 Regional economic policy of the Community
10.5 EMU and Regional Divergence
10.6 Conclusions
Questions Further Reading Web Guide
11 Social Policy
11.1 Integration and Social Policy
11.2 The European Social Fund
11.3 The Social Charter
11.4 The Social Action Programmes
11.5 Evaluation
Questions Further Reading Web Guide
12 Transport
12.1 The problem
12.2 Common Transport Policy
12.3 CTP in the single market
12.4 Recent Developments
12.5 Conclusions
Questions Further Reading Web Guide
13 Industrial Policy
13.1 Introduction
13.2 The EU industry
13.3 For a Common industrial policy
13.4 New directions
13.5 Problem industries
13.6 Conclusions
Questions Further Reading Web Guide
14 Energy and the Environment
14.1 Energy policy
14.2 The environment
14.3 EU and the environment
14.4 Summary
Questions Further Reading Web Guide
15 Europe in the 21st century
15.1 Introduction
15.2 European Integration 1958-2001
15.3 European Integration after 2002
Further Reading Web Guide References Index

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