Economic Interdependence and Cooperation in Europe

  • Nicholas C. Baltas
  • George Demopoulos
  • Joseph Hassid
Conference proceedings

Part of the Studies in International Economics and Institutions book series (INTERN.ECONOM.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Introduction

    1. Nicholas C. Baltas, George D. Demopoulos, Joseph Hassid
      Pages 1-5
  3. Historical Background of a Monetary Union

  4. Transitional Economics: Theoretical and Institutional Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Alan Gelb, Arye L. Hillman, Heinrich W. Ursprung
      Pages 21-38
  5. Transitional Economics: Macroeconomic and Monetary Policy

  6. Competition Policy, Internal Market and Trade Policies in the CEECs

  7. Sectoral Issues in the Integration of CEECs into the EU

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Christos Pitelis, Roger Sugden, Rachael Thomas
      Pages 159-179
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 199-200

About these proceedings


Economic integration is the most noteworthy development in international economic policy at the end of this century. Enthusiasm for the European Union has been infectuous. Yet, there are many aspects for the EU that still remain obscure and which warrant further careful scrutiny. The subject of this book is the examination of the inherent economic and political inefficiencies in the transition process of Central and East European countries which are apt to slow down its pace, divert it from its proper course and, in some cases, even endanger its sustainability. The authors of the contributions in this book, economists and political scientists, investigate the applicability of the hyperthesis of mutual benefits resulting from countries in transition becoming open to international trade and investment.


Auslandsinvestitionen Außenhandel Eastern Europe European Union (EU) International Economic Policy Transformation Wirtschaftsintegration economic integration economic policy international investment international trade macroeconomics monetary policy monetary union transition

Editors and affiliations

  • Nicholas C. Baltas
    • 1
  • George Demopoulos
    • 1
  • Joseph Hassid
    • 2
  1. 1.Athens University of Economics and BusinessAthensGreece
  2. 2.University of PiraeusPiraeusGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-72113-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-72111-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-6366
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