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Unity with Diversity in the European Economy


  • Bliss,Christopher
  • De Macedo,Jorge Braga


The enlargement that encompassed the accession of Greece in 1981 and of Spain and Portugal in 1986 significantly altered the balance of the European Community (EC), while the double shock of EC membership and 1992 could have driven the economies of the new members into depression or, equally, accelerate their modernisation. This important 1990 book from the Centre for Economic Policy Research examines theoretical issues in the integration of a diverse economic region and the combined impact of EC membership, financial integration and the single market programme on the joining countries. There is an introduction by the editors and a foreword by Michael Emerson and Richard Portes.

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  • Bliss,Christopher & De Macedo,Jorge Braga (ed.), 1990. "Unity with Diversity in the European Economy," Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press, number 9780521395205, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:cup:cbooks:9780521395205

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    1. Braga de Macedo, Jorge & Catela Nunes, Luís & Covas, Francisco, 1999. "Moving the Escudo into the Euro," CEPR Discussion Papers 2248, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
    2. William H. Branson & Jorge Braga de Macedo & Jurgen von Hagen, 1998. "Macroeconomic Policy and Institutions During the Transition to European Union Membership," NBER Working Papers 6555, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.

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