Economic Crisis, Development and Competitiveness in Southeastern Europe: Theoretical Foundations and Policy Issues

Economic Crisis, Development and Competitiveness in Southeastern Europe: Theoretical Foundations and Policy Issues

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This book analyzes the foundations and means of overcoming the current crisis in the broader area of Southeast Europe. The contributions make proposals from both theoretical and empirical points of view and discuss the concept, determinants and policies of competitiveness in these countries. The financial crisis became a prolonged fiscal crisis, a bank confidence crisis, and economic recession, and the book discusses the European and national policies implemented to resolve it. It also investigates the internal conflicts generated by institutional arrangements and policy measures, both within the nation states and the eurozone. Economic competitiveness is a key topic for policymakers, as they have to secure economic growth and improve their populations’ standards of living. This volume sheds light on what constitutes economic competitiveness, as well as on the policies and economic and institutional structures that improve competitiveness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319403212
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 09/09/2016
Series: Contributions to Economics
Edition description: 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 157
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Anastasios Karasavvoglou is Professor in economics, the President of the annual International Conference "The Economies of Balkan and Eastern Europe Countries in the changed world". He has published many books and papers regarding immigration, regional development and labour market.

Dimitrios Kyrkilis is Professor in Economic Development and Investments in Eastern Europe and the Balkans. His research interests are in International Business, International Economics and in Economic Development. He has published many books and papers.

Georgios Makris is Professor in Macroeconomic Theory and Policy. His research interests are in Income distribution theories, Fiscal and monetary policy, Transition economics, Theory of economic globalization.

Persefoni Polychronidou holds a PhD in Mathematics, has scientific interests in data analysis, in discrete transforms and realization of algorithms for fast processing data. She is assistant editor of the “International Journal of Business and Economic Sciences Applied Research” and has published several papers regarding empirical economic data.

Table of Contents

Macroeconomic Theory and macroeconomic logic - the case of the Euro Crisis.- Economic crisis and national economic competitiveness: Does labor cost link the two? the case of the south Eurozone states.- Compulsory’ economic deflation turned political risk: Effects of austere decision-making on Greece’s ‘true’ economy (2008-2015) and the ‘Eurozone or default’ dilemma.- Theory of optimum currency areas and the Balkans.- The balance-of-payments constrained growth model in transitional economy: The case of Bulgaria.- The nexus between imports and national income in Turkey.- Interaction between Competitiveness and Innovation: Evidence from South-Eastern European countries.- Testing uncovered interest parity for structural breaks: a developing country perspective.- Adult education: A vehicle for economic development.

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