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Europe's Growth Challenge

Anders Aslund and Simeon Djankov

Abstract

International surveys recognize that Europeans enjoy the highest quality of life in the world. European society benefits from great equality in income, excellent healthcare and basic education, good infrastructure, and eminent rule of law. But the European Union (EU) faces serious problems. It has entered a period of stagnation. Its GDP in 2015 just about reached its level of 2008—before the eurozone crisis—and it is losing market share in the global economy. Noneconomic threats are also gaining momentum. The conflict in Ukraine has exposed weaknesses in the EU’s foreign policy. The continent ... More

Keywords: Economic growth, European Union, single market, quality of life, fiscal policy, pension reform, taxation, regulation, energy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190499204
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190499204.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anders Aslund, author
Senior Fellow, The Atlantic Council, Washington, DC

Simeon Djankov, author
Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute of International Economics, Washington DC, and Rector, The New Economic School, Moscow, Russia