Economics of the European Union

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Michael Artis, Mike Artis, Frederick Nixson
OUP Oxford, May 17, 2007 - Business & Economics - 436 pages
The new edition features a leading team of diverse contributors who pool their experience and give the book a truly European focus and a global perspective. New chapters include the Primacy of the Transatlantic Economy, Enlargement, the UK and EMU and the Lisbon Process. This new content is essential to ensure currency for the student. The Aid, Trade and Economic Development chapter features extensive new material to reflect the EU's growing importance in this field in this era of globalisation. The new edition of this successful text analyses the current economic issues facing a rapidly changing Europe. The authors combine policy, history and data to present a global perspective of the EU, written with a range of students taking an introductory module in European Economics in mind. With new material on the economic relationship between the EU and the US, Enlargement and the Lisbon process the authors consider the changing landscape and Europe's development as a major global player. The authors use history, theory and analysis including comparative data to evaluate Economic policies ranging from the Common Agricultural Policy and Competition Policy to Social Policy and Monetary Policy and to assess issues such as unemployment and foreign aid.

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About the author (2007)

Mike Artis is a professorial fellow of Economics, a co-Director of IPEG and Director of its Regional Economics Centre. He has recently held a Professorship at the European University Institute, Florence (1995-2003) and a George Fellowship at the Bank of England (January-July, 2005). Frederick Nixson is Professor of Development Economics in the School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester. Before coming to Manchester, he spent five years in East Africa. Since then he has worked extensively in a number of countries including Vietnam, Mongolia, India, China and more recently the Yemen. His main research interests are in the fields of industrialisation and trade policy, macroeconomic policy and pro-poor growth, privatisation and poverty alleviation and the history ofdevelopment economics. He has worked as a consultant for a number of organisations, including the Asian Development Bank, UNDP and the EU. He has authored, co-authored and co-edited 15 books.

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