Professor Matyas and Koren Contribute to Economics without Borders, Published by Cambridge University Press

April 24, 2017

The volume Economics without Borders - Economic Research for European Policy Challenges has just been published by Cambridge University Press, with the participation of two CEU Economics Faculty members, Professors Laszlo Matyas and Miklos Koren.

If treated as a single economy, the European Union is the largest in the world, with an estimated GDP of over 14 trillion euros. Despite its size, European economic policy has often lagged behind the rest of the world in its ability to generate growth and innovation. Also, much of the European economic research itself often trailed behind that of the USA, which sets much of the agenda in mainstream economics.

This book, also available as open access, aims at bridging the gap between economic research and policy-making by presenting overviews of twelve key areas for future economic policy and research. Written for economists and policymakers working within European institutions, it uses comprehensive surveys by Europe’s leading scholars in economics and European policy to demonstrate how economic research can contribute to good policy decisions, and vice versa, demonstrating how economics research can be motivated and made relevant by hot policy questions.

The volume is the result of the Coeure ( EU-FP7 financed collaborative project between eight European institutions, and has been put together by Laszlo Matyas (CEU Economics Department) as Lead Editor, and also features Miklos Koren (CEU Economics Department) as the co-author of the key chapter on trade and globalization.

April 2017