Designing the New European Union, Volume 279

1st Edition

Editors: Helge Berger Thomas Moutos
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444529688
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 4th December 2006
Page Count: 308


This product is currently not available for sale.

Table of Contents

Part I—Introduction Chapter 1. Designing Europe—A Survey of Tasks Ahead (Helge Berger and Thomas Moutos)

Part II—Europe’s Institutions Chapter 2. In Praise of the European Constitution: A Political Economics Perspective (Gerard Roland, Discussant: Lambros Pechlivanos)

Chapter 3. Aspects of EU Organization (Massimo Bordignon, Discussant: Stefan Voigt)

Chapter 4. Designing the New EU: Welfare Policy Integration Issues (Giuseppe Bertola, Discussant: Laszlo Goerke)

Chapter 5. The EU budget - How much Scope for Institutional Reform? (Henrik Enderlein, Johannes Lindner, Oscar Calvo-Gonzalez, and Raymond Ritter, Discussant: Margarita Katsimi)

Part III—Fiscal and Financial Policies Chapter 6. Fiscal Sustainability in EMU. From the Stability and Growth Pact to a Sustainability Council for EMU (Jürgen von Hagen, Discussant: Wolfgang Eggert)

Chapter 7. How Do Banking Supervisors Deal With Europe-Wide Systemic Risk? (Marton Schüler, Discussant: Tuomas Takalo)

Part IV—One Money, One Economy? Chapter 8. Euro Area Inflation Differentials (Ignazio Angeloni and Michael Ehrmann, Discussant: Andrew Hughes Hallet)

Chapter 9. Black Tie Required? How To Enter A Currency Union (Volker Nitsch, Discussant: Sarantis Kalyvitis)


This volume is based on papers delivered at the second CESifo-Delphi Conferences (Munich, November 2003, and Delphi, June 2004), which are jointly organized by CESifo and the Department of International and European Economic Studies of the Athens University of Economics and Business. The CESifo-Delphi Conferences are organized every two years and involve a two-stage process. Following an initial call for abstracts, a number of authors were selected and invited to present their papers at a workshop meeting in Munich. After further refereeing, some of the authors were invited to present (possibly revised) versions of their papers at the final conference meeting in Delphi. For more information regarding the CESifo-Delphi Conferences and the current call for papers, see

Key Features

Contributions to Economic Analysis was established in 1952 The series purpose is to stimulate the international exchange of scientific information *The series includes books from all areas of macroeconomics and microeconomics


Economists, graduate students and researchers of economics.


No. of pages:
© Elsevier Science 2007
Elsevier Science
Hardcover ISBN:

About the Editors

Helge Berger Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Chair of Monetary Economics, Free University of Berlin, Germany

Thomas Moutos Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece