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The future of Europe : reform or decline

Author: Alberto Alesina; Francesco Giavazzi
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2006.
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A provocative argument that unless Europe takes serious action soon, its economic and political decline is unavoidable, and a clear statement of the steps Europe must take before it's too late.
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Alesina, Alberto.
Future of Europe.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2006046203
(OCoLC)68416992
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alberto Alesina; Francesco Giavazzi
ISBN: 9780262266949 0262266946 9780262012324 0262012324 1282097938 9781282097933 1429418826 9781429418829
OCLC Number: 77501569
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 186 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Europe and the United States: two different social models --
Handling a multiethnic society --
Americans at work, Europeans on holiday --
Job security, job regulations, and 14 million unemployed --
Technology, research, and universities --
Competition, innovation, and the myth of national champions --
Interest groups against liberalization --
The judicial system and the cost of doing business --
Conflicts of interest in financial markets --
A united Europe? --
The rhetoric of dirigisme and coordination --
The Euro --
Budget fixes --
A wake-up call for Europeans.
Responsibility: Alberto Alesina and Francesco Giavazzi.

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