Rethinking Europe: Einladung zur Einreichung von Aufsätzen

Das Forschungsnetzwerk Makroökonomie und Makro-Politik (FMM) hält von 22. bis 24. Oktober in Berlin seine 20. Jahreskonferenz ab. Der Titel: “Towards Pluralism in Macroeconomics?”   Der Arbeitskreis Politische Ökonomie und das German Chapter der World Economics Association, wollen dazu eine Session zum Thema „Rethinking Europe“ organisieren und nehmen hierfür Einreichungen entgegen. 

Im folgenden der Call for Submissions in Englischer Sprache:

Why this topic?

 Although it is often said that the European Union only deepens with a crises, the year 2016 seems to be decisively different, both by the amount of problems, and their depth, e.g.:

– For the first time ever the formal exit of a member state (UK) is a real possibility

 – The deep recession in Europe is far from over, poverty, unemployment, and deprivation are very high in many regions

 – The problem of over-indebtedness of some Eurozone member states (esp. Greece) is not solved

 – Anti-democratic and nationalistic tendencies, especially in the Eastern countries (Hungary, Poland), are gaining momentum

–  The EU position, on how to deal with refugees/migrants, is extremely unsatisfactory

 – Central questions of legitimacy for far-reaching economic policies, e.g. how to proceed with CETA/TTIP, are not solved.

We want to discuss such challenges from a structural perspective. We especially welcome contributions about the institutional shaping of a better future for the EU. We need fresh answers for questions such as:

–  Is the institutional setting of the EU (Councils, Commission, Parliament) still appropriate?

–  Tax competition is a serious problem, but where are the viable solutions?

– The incomplete Eurozone: dissolve it or deepen it – and in both cases how?

– Do we need autonomous EU taxes, and debt?

– How much financial solidarity is appropriate between richer and poorer member states?

– Is there ground for common social standards?

– The refugees/migration crisis won’t be over. Any solutions?

Please send an abstract (maximum 400 words) to: groezing@uni-flensburg.de by May 31st. We will then plan sessions, however, the process of selecting sessions, remains in the hands of the FMM.