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The Economics of Discrimination: Equity, Equality and Diversity in the New European Constitution

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  • Lars Calmfors
  • Giancarlo Corsetti
  • Seppo Honkapohja
  • John Kay
  • Willi Leibfritz
  • Gilles Saint-Paul
  • Hans-Werner Sinn
  • Xavier Vives

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This chapter reviews some aspects of the new draft constitution for the European Union, pointing to possible undesirable consequences from including non-discrimination as a general rule in the European constitution.

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  • Lars Calmfors & Giancarlo Corsetti & Seppo Honkapohja & John Kay & Willi Leibfritz & Gilles Saint-Paul & Hans-Werner Sinn & Xavier Vives, 2004. "The Economics of Discrimination: Equity, Equality and Diversity in the New European Constitution," EEAG Report on the European Economy, CESifo Group Munich, vol. 0, pages 84-95, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:ces:eeagre:v::y:2004:i::p:84-95
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    4. Peter Norman, 2003. "Statistical Discrimination and Efficiency," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 70(3), pages 615-627.
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