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The Segmentation of Europe

Convergence or Divergence between Core and Periphery?

  • Mark Baimbridge
  • Ioannis Litsios
  • Karen Jackson
  • Uih Ran Lee

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Mark Baimbridge, Ioannis Litsios, Karen Jackson, Uih Ran Lee
    Pages 1-33
  3. The Economics of Integration and Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Mark Baimbridge, Ioannis Litsios, Karen Jackson, Uih Ran Lee
      Pages 37-63
    3. Mark Baimbridge, Ioannis Litsios, Karen Jackson, Uih Ran Lee
      Pages 65-93
    4. Mark Baimbridge, Ioannis Litsios, Karen Jackson, Uih Ran Lee
      Pages 95-115
  4. Eurozone Core and Periphery Dilemmas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Mark Baimbridge, Ioannis Litsios, Karen Jackson, Uih Ran Lee
      Pages 119-140
    3. Mark Baimbridge, Ioannis Litsios, Karen Jackson, Uih Ran Lee
      Pages 141-163
    4. Mark Baimbridge, Ioannis Litsios, Karen Jackson, Uih Ran Lee
      Pages 165-194
  5. European Core and Periphery Dilemmas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Mark Baimbridge, Ioannis Litsios, Karen Jackson, Uih Ran Lee
      Pages 197-224
    3. Mark Baimbridge, Ioannis Litsios, Karen Jackson, Uih Ran Lee
      Pages 225-250
    4. Mark Baimbridge, Ioannis Litsios, Karen Jackson, Uih Ran Lee
      Pages 251-267
  6. Mark Baimbridge, Ioannis Litsios, Karen Jackson, Uih Ran Lee
    Pages E1-E1
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 269-300

About this book

Introduction

This book explores economic developments across Europe in relation to its apparent segmentation, as disparities widen between core and periphery countries. In contrast to previous literature, the scope of analysis is extended to Europe as a continent rather than confining it solely to the European Union, thereby providing the reader with greater insight into the core/periphery nexus. The authors commence with a critical appraisal of economic thinking in relation to regional trade agreements and monetary integration. In relation to a number of EU economies, the book addresses issues of a liquidity trap, deflation, and twin deficits, together with the interconnection between exchange rates and current account balances. Importantly, they extend the discussion of segmentation through a series of focused case studies on Russia, Brexit and emergence of the mega-regionals.

Keywords

European Economics the European Union (EU) Global Financial Crisis Great Recession Eurozone Optimum Currency Areas Keynesian Economics Expansionary monetary policy Bretton Woods Classical Gold Standard ERM membership twin deficit hypothesis 2014 Russia–Ukraine conflict Belt and Road Initiative Segmentation of Europe European Monetary Union EMU Eurozone crisis EU trade policy

Authors and affiliations

  • Mark Baimbridge
    • 1
  • Ioannis Litsios
    • 2
  • Karen Jackson
    • 3
  • Uih Ran Lee
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Management University of BradfordBradfordUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Plymouth Business School University of PlymouthPlymouthUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Westminster Business School University of WestminsterLondonUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.Department of Economics and Related StudiesUniversity of YorkYorkUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-59013-8
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017, corrected publication March 2018. 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-59012-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-59013-8
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