Return To Europe / Edition 1

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Overview

A major gap still exists between the income levels and economic structures of the accession states and the existing members of the EU. This book examines the ability of the central and south east European economies to withstand the competitive pressures on entry to the EU. These economies are still experiencing major structural problems inherited from communism.

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Smith (East European economics, University College London) examines the ability of the Central and South-eastern European economies to withstand competitive pressures on entry to the EU. The book focuses on the after-effects of communism, the income gap and structural differences between the accession states and the existing members of the EU, trade relations, and investing. Chapters consider the historical background of the situation, international trade theory, statistical tests, economic relations under communism, the basic features of trade relations between the EU and the applicant states, factor intensity and technological levels in trade in manufactured goods, revealed specialization and competitiveness, and prospects for integration. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Meet the Author

Alan Smith is Reader in the Economic and Social Studies of Eastern Europe at the University of London.

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Table of Contents

The Background to Eastward Enlargement
• International Trade Theory and EU Enlargement
• Statistical Tests and Problems of Measurement
• East European Economic Relations under Communism
• The Basic Features of Trade Relations between the EU and the Applicant States
• Factor Intensity and Technological Levels in Trade in Manufactured Goods between the CEE-10 and the EU
• Revealed Specialization and the Competitiveness of the CEE Economies
• Prospects for Integration

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