With this Handbook, Miroslav Jovanovi has provided readers with both an excellent stand-alone original reference book as well as an integral part of a comprehensive three-volume set. This introduction into a rich and expanding academic and practical world of international economic integration also provides a theoretical and analytical framework to the reader, presenting select analytical studies and encouraging further research. International Handbook on the Economics of Integration, Volume II covers three broad themes: competition, spatial location of economic activity and financial issues. With 20 chapters written by 34 eminent authors, this comprehensive Handbook begins by examining competition and industrial policies from a European perspective. It goes on to discuss the geography of production looking at the spatial (locational) effects of economic integration from various theoretical, regional and practical angles. The third and final part of the Handbook analyses monetary issues linked with economic integration at both the European and global level, as well as fiscal matters dealing with tax competition, taxation puzzles and a review of European experiences.
Contributors to this major reference work include eminent authors, some of whom contributed to the creation of economic integration theory from the outset. The authors not only survey the literature, but also present their own arguments and new ideas in order to offer a new perspective, as well as discussing the issues they believe are essential in the field. Each of the insightful chapters is approachable not only to graduate students, scholars, researchers and policymakers, but also to advanced undergraduate students.
Contents: PART I: COMPETITION AND INDUSTRIAL ISSUES 1. Institutional Competition in the European Union: Causes and Consequences of the Drive to Harmonize Victoria Curzon Price 2. European Industrial Policy Christos Pitelis and Pellumb Kelmendi 3. European Economic Integration and Network Industries Pierre-Andre Buigues and Roderick Meijkeljohn 4. Economic Integration and the Technological Capabilities of Domestic Firms Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra and Annique Un 5. Theoretical Models of Heterogeneity, Growth and Competitiveness: Insights from the Mainstream and Evolutionary Economics Paradigms Fulvio Castellacci PART II: GEOGRAPHY AND LOCATION OF FIRMS AND INDUSTRIES 6. Market Integration: Trade vs. Economic Geography Joseph Tharakan and Jacques Thisse 7. Spatial Effects of Economic Integration: A Conceptualization from Regional Growth and Location Theories Roberto Camagni and Roberta Capello 8. Economic Integration and Industry Reallocations Kristian Behrens, Giordano Mion and Gianmarco Ottaviano 9. How the Sequence of Trade Liberalization Affects Industrial Location Mary Amiti 10. Regional Policy, Integration and the Location of Industry in a Multiregion Framework Rikard Forslid 11. Regional Integration of Production System and Spatial Income Disparities in East Asia Masahisa Fujita and Nobuaki Hamaguchi 12. Industrial Clusters and Economic Integration - Theoretic Concepts and an Application to the European Metropolitan Region Nuremberg Nicole Litzel and Joachim Moller 13. The Opening Up of Eastern Europe at 20: Jobs, Skills, and Reverse Maquiladoras in Austria and Germany Dalia Marin 14. Persistent Distance Decay Effects in the Space-Economy Gert-Jan Linders, Henri L.F. de Groot, Raymond J.G.M. Florax and Peter Nijkamp PART III: MONETARY AND FISCAL ISSUES 15. International Monetary Fund John Williamson 16. Learning from Experience: What Do Now Know About Currency Unions? Michael Artis 17. Asymmetric Shocks and Monetary Disintegration: The Case of the Eurozone Franco Praussello 18. Puzzles Over International Taxation of Cross Border Flows of Capital Income John Whalley 19. Financial Integration: General Aspects and the European Experience Christos Gortsos 20. Fiscal Integration in the European Union Frans Vanistendael 21. Tax Competition and the Harmonisation of Corporate Tax Rates in Europe Killian J. McCarthy, Frederik van Doorn and Brigitte Unger
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 616
Published: 1st January 2011
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.78
Weight (kg): 1.16