Vol 2: Europe and the Mediterranean Economy – Routledge

routledge2012FEMISE is pleased to announce the publication of a new Volume in its series of “FEMISE Edited Volumes”. The Volume is published by Routledge, UK and contains several papers that are based on FEMISE funded research projects.

Europe and the Mediterranean Economy

Edited by Joan Costa-Font reader in Political Economy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.

With the creation of the Mediterranean partnership and the move towards the creation of the Union for the Mediterranean in 2008, a new emphasis is placed on the Mediterranean in the study of European Integration.

This book brings together a collection of experts to address this important new area of study and discuss issues such as development, aid, labour markets, human capital investment, Europeanization and institutional reform. It is the first and possibly the most updated book on the economics and political economy in Mediterranean, which aims at first providing a wide overview of the institution-building and regionalization process that is taking place in the Mediterranean, containing a broad discussion of the successes and limitations in building a Mediterranean space in the midst of the construction of Europe. Then the book contains an economic and policy analysis of the process of economic liberalization and its effects on macro-economic performance. Specifically, the book contains chapters addressing questions on trade liberalization, the effects of the global financial crises in the Euro-Mediterranean area, as well as how liberalization has impacted economic growth. A section addresses problems, with micro-economic reforms, and more specifically privatization and labour market stability, alongside productive efficiency in the area. Finally the book addresses the question of how reforms in the Mediterranean have affected welfare and, more specifically, poverty, migration and the environment.


Part I: Institutionalism and the Mediterranean Area

1. The importance of Institutional building on free trade agreements M. Borrell, LSE, UK

2. Cross-regionalism: A framework for MENA countries A.Tovias, Hebrew Uni, Israel

3. Shallow versus Deep Integration Scenarios in the Euro-Mediterranean Area: A Quantitative Assessement N. Peridy, Uni du Sud, France

Part II: Liberalisation and Macro-economic Performance in the Mediterranean

4. Market Liberalisation effects on economy; growth positive shocks from EU to MENA R. De Bock, D. Florea and J. Toujas-Bernaté, IMF

5. Did the Promises Used to Sell the Euro Mediterranean Partnership Have Come True: Illustration from the Tunisian experience M. Chemingui and H. Bchir, UN and African Development Bank

6.The Global Financial Crisis and the Euromediterranean Partnership S.Neaime, American Uni of Beirut, Lebanon

Part III: Privatisation, Labour Markets and Productivity in the Mediterranean

7.The political economy of privatization in the Maghreb region: How domestic and external factors have shaped the privatization process and outcomes? M. Biygautane and M. Lahouel, Dubai School of Government and Government of Dubai, UAE

8. Influence of trade in labour market wages and specifically in low-skilled workers. Evidence from Egypt M.Said, London Middle East Institute, University of London, UK and The American University in Cairo

9. Trade, productivity and technical change in MENA countries J. Millan, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Part IV: Social Welfare and Public Policy in the Mediterranean

10. Poverty reduction in the MENA countries – M Kar, B.Güloğlu, Ş Nazlioğlu, H Ağir Mushin, associate prof, Çukurova University, Department of Economics, Adana, Turkey and Research Associate at the Economic Research Forum in Cairo, Egypt

11. EU Migration Policy and the Euromed Process N. Peridy

12. The Economic, Social and Environmental Impacts of the Euro-Mediterranean Free Trade Area G. Clive

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