Marie-Ange Moreau is Professor at the Law Department (European Social Law Chair) of the European University Institute (Florence) and Professeure agregee from the University Paul Cezanne (Aix-Marseille, France). She is a founding member of the CRIMT (Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la mondialisation et le travail, Montreal). Her research and publications focus on the interactions between globalisation and labour law, especially in their European and international dimensions. She was the scientific coordinator of the project AgirE on Restructurings in Europe. She is the author of Normes sociales, droit du travail et mondialisation (2006).
– László Csaba, Professor of International Political Economy, Central European University and Corvinus University of Budapest; Past President, the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies
“This book offers a refreshing analysis of what is rapidly becoming Europe’s lost decade. The authors, all established experts in their fields, see light at the end of the tunnel, but it seems quite distant.”
– André Sapir, Senior Fellow, Bruegel; Professor of Economics, Université libre de Bruxelles
“The papers included in the volume uphold the pressing question of whether Europe can resume its role as a ‘growth and convergence engine’. Issues of growth, macro-stabilization and employment in the economically diversified internal market come in this context to the fore of the discussion. The editor of the volume, Professor Beata Farkas, skilfully brings together research focusing on diverse facets of the European economies in order to address questions such as: (1) Does one size fit all? (2) How can we change the EU budget to make it more effective? (3) Can Europe learn some lessons from the two lost decades in Japan? (4) Is inflation targeting a proper approach in defining monetary policy? (5) How do we conduct an effective fiscal policy? The added value of the volume consists in diversified methodological and conceptual perspectives employed to address the problems at hand. Ideas and arguments are presented in a novel and interdisciplinary manner. As such, the discussion that unfolds throughout the volume will be stimulating for researchers, decision-makers in the government and those in the corporate world. My recommendation is simple: take the book and read it . . .”
– Katarzyna Żukrowska, Professor of International Economics and Political Science, Head of the International Security Department, Warsaw School of Economics; Member of the Prognoses Committee, Polish Academy of Science