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Europe's Economy Looks East
Implications for Germany and the European Union

Stanley Black, Drusilla Brown, Alan Deardorff, Simeon Djankov, Robert Stern, J. David Richardson, L. Alan Winters, Hari Vittas, Paulo Mauro, Susan M. Collins, Dieter Schumacher, Wolfgang Maennig, Ellen Meade, Mathias Moersch, Holger Wolf, Douglas Todd, Paul J. J. Welfens, Bruce Kogut, Jan Mládek, Thomas Bauer, Klaus Zimmerman, Barry Bosworth, Robert LaLonde, Michael Koop, Barry Eichengreen, Hans-Jürgen Vosgerau
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  • Date Published: October 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521088237

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  • In their transition from the legacy of Communism, Central and Eastern European countries (CEECs) are seeking to reduce the income gap that remains the major barrier to full European integration. The essays in this volume derive from a conference held at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies in Washington, DC, on May 15-16, 1995, and present general equilibrium calculations of the world wide effects of trade liberalization between CEECs and the European Union (EU) on real wages and welfare; analysis of trade in "sensitive" sectors; and measurement of Germany's role in the transition.

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    • Date Published: October 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521088237
    • length: 384 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.56kg
    • contains: 26 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Stanley Black
    Part I. Trade Relations:
    2. An economic assessment of the integration of Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Poland into the European Union Drusilla Brown, Alan Deardorff, Simeon Djankov and Robert Stern
    Comments J. David Richardson and L. Alan Winters
    3. Potential trade with core and periphery: industry differences in trade patterns Hari Vittas and Paulo Mauro
    Comment Susan M. Collins
    4. Impact on German trade of increased division of labor with Eastern Europe Dieter Schumacher
    Comments Wolfgang Maennig and Ellen Meade
    Part II. Investment Patterns:
    5. Investment and its financing during the transition in Central and Eastern Europe Stanley Black and Mathias Moersch
    Comments Holger Wolf and Douglas Todd
    6. Privatization, structural change and productivity: towards convergence in Europe? Paul J. J. Welfens
    Comments Bruce Kogut and Jan Mládek
    Part III. Labor Market Issues:
    7. Integrating the East: the labor market effects of immigration Thomas Bauer and Klaus Zimmerman
    Comments Barry Bosworth and Robert LaLonde
    Part IV. The Process of Integration:
    8. Joining the club: options for integrating Central and Eastern Countries into the European Union Michael Koop
    Comments Barry Eichengreen and Hans-Jürgen Vosgerau
    Index.

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    Stanley W. Black, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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    Stanley Black, Drusilla Brown, Alan Deardorff, Simeon Djankov, Robert Stern, J. David Richardson, L. Alan Winters, Hari Vittas, Paulo Mauro, Susan M. Collins, Dieter Schumacher, Wolfgang Maennig, Ellen Meade, Mathias Moersch, Holger Wolf, Douglas Todd, Paul J. J. Welfens, Bruce Kogut, Jan Mládek, Thomas Bauer, Klaus Zimmerman, Barry Bosworth, Robert LaLonde, Michael Koop, Barry Eichengreen, Hans-Jürgen Vosgerau

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