Eastern Europe. The intensity of the crisis and its economic and social repercussions have varied from country to country, generally impacting the core countries less than those on the periphery. The countries in the latter group currently face significant structural challenges with regard to improving productivity and competitiveness, including the areas of investment, climate, the labour market, and the public sector. The book not only illustrates the scope of the problem, but also informs readers on the policies implemented to address it, and discusses the progress some of the economies have already made. Special topics include the convergence hypothesis,
agriculture and growth, Public-Private Partnership in Infrastructure (PPPI), and the labour market.
About the Author
Serdar Ongan joined the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee as a visiting professor in 2013 and he is a professor at Istanbul University. His research interests include tourism economics and sports economics. He is the co-founder of an international conference: International Interdisciplinary Business-Economics Advancement Conference.
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 Economic Sciences and Applied Research” and has published several papers regarding empirical economic data.