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Europe as an economic powerhouse: how the old continent is gaining new strength

Author: Fassbender, Heino Publisher: Kogan Page, 2007.Language: EnglishDescription: 311 p. : Graphs ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0749445564Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Book Asia Campus
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Print HC500.63 .A F37 2007
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Available 900178068
Book Europe Campus
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Print HC500.6 .F37 2007
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Europe as an Economic Powerhouse How the old continent is gaining new strength Contents Preface Introduction vii 1 7 9 Part I Analysis of the state of Europe 1 Europe's lost decade -- '1992' and all that The world champion challenged! 10; Europe's plans: high hopes, great expectations 15; 2006: reality cornes calling 24 2 Europe's real crisis Disappointing growth rates 34; It's the productivity, stupid 36; The myth of the destructive welfare state 42; The myth of the generous welfare state 50; The myth of globalization dangers 56; Europe's ticking time bomb 65; Productivity growth: the most important way out 71 3 Why the US model is not suited to Europe -- and what we can learn anyway The United States as a model: a brief survey 77; Success on a shaky foundation? The United States in 2006 102; Selective learning instead of omnibus solutions 111 33 75 vi Contents 4 Economic indicators and the right measures Origins and limits of the 'gross domestic product' 118; Beyond macroeconomics 120; The Quality-of-Life Index 125 117 Part II Europe's journey to the top 5 The power of unity Completing the single market 141; 1992 and the consequences 142; Bigger, better -- richer? 153; Financial services and capital markets 163; Expansion: a big step towards the single market? 171 6 What cornes after deregulation? Smart regulation! Catching up through deregulation: two examples 176; Limitations and risks of deregulation 180; Smart regulation instead of simple deregulation 186; New ground rules for the old continent? 194 139 141 175 7 The concept of category definition 203 Category definition and redefinition 204; Creating and sustaining category definition 206; Examples of European category definition 209; Missed opportunities for category definition 225; Beyond the company: 'Made in Germany' 227; Category definition for Europe 229; How the public sector can support the category definition process 238 8 Reinventing the state Investing in Europe's future 244; Trimming state spending to invest in the future 253; Secondary effects: why 'less government can be more' 265; Getting the job done 267 9 Epilogue A voice for Europe in world affairs 272; Making it happen 274 Notes References Index 241 271 283 289 303

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