European Economic policy
Project manager: Ulrika Stavlöt
The financial crisis that emerged in the fall 2008 has caused the largest decline in global economic activity since the Second World War. Even though there are some signs of world economy recovery, the strength of the economic turn is still uncertain. In addition, the long-run implications of the economic crisis are hard to grasp. How will asset prices, growth and employment be affected? What...
Project manager: Ulrika Stavlöt
Economic and monetary union (EMU) is the process of harmonising the economic and monetary policies of the Member States of the Union with a view to the introduction of a single currency, the euro. Eleven Member States adopted the euro as the single currency on 1 January 1999 and two countries have joined the euro zone at a later stage. With the 10th anniversary of the euro the interest for...
Project Manager: Ulrika Stavlöt
There are a number of recurring perceptions of the relationship between economic variables discernible in the current debate and they deserve to be put to the test. For example, it is often assumed, on the EU level, that anything that has a positive effect on one of the variables employment, productivity, competitiveness or growth, will also, by definition, positively affect the remaining...
Timeframe: 2005 - 2013
Project manager: Jonas Eriksson
In December 2005, the European Commission was given the task to fundamentally review the EU budget; its revenues as well as its expenditure. SIEPS launched the EU budget project the same year and has published several reports on this topic. In the light of the negotiations on the new Financial Framework, covering the years...
Project Manager: This has been a joint project in co-operation with the Swedish Institute for Food and Agricultural Economy (SLI).
The discussion on food aid has become more prioritised in recent years, not least through the Doha round of WTO negotiations. Trade and development policies can in some cases contradict one another and there is thus a need to examine and expose the relation between trade and development...
Project Manager: Rickard Eriksson
The project aims to conduct an empirical study of the referendum on the Euro in Sweden in 2003. The study will build on hypotheses that derive from theories on the political economy of exchange rate regimes.
The data used in the study will allow for a detailed econometric analysis of the relation between the voters' choice of exchange rate regimes, on the one hand, and underlying...
Project Manager: Rickard Eriksson and Ulrika Stavlöt
This project has looked at fiscal policy in the EMU countries after the introduction of the Euro. It has studied both the system of fiscal rules in the EU and how national fiscal policy is best carried out.
One particular topic examined was the question of how the common regulatory framework on the EU level should be formulated and what could be done to...
Project Manager: Jonas Eriksson
The least developed areas in the Union today are primarily located in the Central and Eastern European Countries (CEEC). The needs of these regions differ from the needs of the areas that have received support prior to the most recent enlargement.
Given the large share of the EU budget that is spent on structural- and...