Innovation, Employment and Growth Policy Issues in the EU and the US

  • Paul J.J. Welfens
  • John T. Addison

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Paul J.J. Welfens, Dora Borbély
    Pages 1-40
  3. Volker Clausen
    Pages 131-136
  4. Freddy Van den Spiegel
    Pages 137-143
  5. Holger Schmieding
    Pages 145-151
  6. Lothar Funk, Axel Plünnecke
    Pages 153-171
  7. Mario Villarreal, Elizabeth DuPre
    Pages 189-205
  8. Ernst Helmstädter
    Pages 207-223
  9. Jochen Hierl, Peter Palinkas
    Pages 273-293
  10. Jackson Janes
    Pages 345-352

About this book


The EU and the U.S. confront distinct factor market dynamics and common policy challenges. Labor market developments and long-term changes in capital markets and capital flows represent key problems in aging societies. The analyses presented here compare the European and U.S. patterns in this regard. Moreover, Schumpeterian innovation dynamics as well as energy policy issues receive attention. Considerable differences in innovation dynamics are reported across countries. The book charts the role of different innovation systems and knowledge societies and highlights different policy approaches. Another focus is upon structural changes and innovation in open economies. Finally, medium and long-term options for transatlantic cooperation are evaluated against the backdrop of the Lisbon agenda.


Employment European Union European Union (EU) Simulation Structural Change Transatlantic Cooperation development economic policy energy policy growth innovation innovation systems labor market technology policy unions

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul J.J. Welfens
    • 1
  • John T. Addison
    • 2
  1. 1.Europäisches Institut für InternationaleBergische Universität WuppertalWuppertalGermany
  2. 2.Moore School of BusinessUniversity of South CarolinaColumbiaU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-00630-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-00631-9
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