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Journal of European Economics

Managing Editor: Fritz Breuss

ISSN: 0340-8744 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-6911 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10663

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Fritz Breuss
Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) and
Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO)
Vienna, Austria

Associate Editors

Guillermo Calvo, Columbia University, USA
Paul De Grauwe, LSE London, United Kingdom
Barry Eichengreen, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Ernst Fehr, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Serguei Kaniovski, Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO)
Werner Roeger, DG ECFIN, European Commission, Belgium
André Sapir, Université Libre de Bruxelles and Bruegel, Belgium

Editorial Board

Karl Aiginger, Policy Crossover Center (PCC):Viennna-Europe, Austria
Christoph Badelt, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Austria Austria 
Harald Badinger, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Austria 
Iain Begg, European Institute, LSE, UK
Ansgar Belke, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany 
Gerhard Clemenz, University of Vienna, Austria 
Jesus Crespo-Cuaresma, Vienna University of Economics and Businness (WU), Austria 
Ruud A. de Mooij, International Monetary Fund, USA
Peter Egger, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Martin Falk, Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO), Austria 
Gabriel Felbermayr, Institute for World Economy (ifw), Germany
Jarko Fidrmuc, LMU University Munich, Germany
Joseph Francois, World Trade Institute, University Bern, Switzerland 
Gottfried Haber, Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Austria 
Robert Holzmann, Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Austria
Peter Huber, Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO), Austria 
Andrew Hughes Hallett, George Mason University, USA 
Wilhelm Kohler, Eberhard-Karls University Tübingen, Germany
Ingrid Kubin, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Austria 
Michael Landesmann, Johannes Kepler University Linz and WIIW, Austria
Philip R. Lane, Institute for International Integration Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
 Arjan Lejour, CPB, The Hague,Netherlands
Peter Mooslechner, Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Austria 
Reinhard Neck, University of Klagenfurt, Austria
Michael Pfaffermayr, University of Innsbruck, Austria 
Katrin Rabitsch, Central European University and Hungarian National Bank, Hungary 
Stefan Schleicher, University of Graz and Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO), Austria 
Friedrich Schneider, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Karl Steininger, University of Graz, Austria
Gabriele Tondl, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Austria
Thomas Url,
Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO), Austria
Jürgen Weigand, WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany
Georg Winckler, University of Vienna, Austria 
Rudolf Winter-Ebmer, Johannes Kepler University Linz and IHS, Austria
Martin Zagler, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Austria

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    The Empirica publishes empirical and theoretical work on all economic aspects of European Integration. The topics may range from all challenges concerning the deepening of the European Union (Single Market, Lisbon Agenda, EMU) to enlargement and the external relations of the EU (globalisation). This implies studies on the present status of as well as the future trends of the Single Market (competition policy, innovation systems, growth policy aspects addressed by the Lisbon Agenda, labour market and product market reforms, exploring the advancement towards a common social model) and the further development of the EU’s economic order and economic system as well as all problems of economic and social policy. The still incomplete EMU offers many areas of research in particular connected with the asymmetric architecture of its policy (central monetary, de-central – but co-ordinated - economic policy) and with the relationship (and its economic impact) between the "Euro-ins" and the "Euro-outs".

    The growing power of the EU in the world opens up many fields of analysis: all aspects of its external relation - to its neighbours via the European Neighbourhood Policy, to the Mediterranean countries via the "Barcelona Process: Union for the Mediterranean" and to all other third countries as well as a particular need for research results from the vast field of issues concerning the WTO activities (trade, services, Dispute Settlement). Europe’s response to globalisation and its strategies to cope with these new challenges open up a wide range of research questions.

    Contributions from inside as well as from outside Europe are welcome. European Integration is not only restricted to the development of the EU but can include aspects concerning single European countries as well as relations between EU and non-EU countries.

    Each yearly volume includes an issue with the Proceedings (selected papers) from that year’s Austrian Economic Association’s congress. Additionally, one issue is published under the lead of the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) which conducts international projects in cooperation with international (European) teams as well as projects commissioned by the European Commission.

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