The new book “Economic Crisis and Structural Reforms in Southern Europe: Policy Lessons” has been released under the Routledge Studies in the European Economy series. The book is co-edited by Professor Paolo Manasse and the Head of Crisis Observatory, Dimitris Katsikas.
The book examines the reforms implemented by countries of the European South in recent years, as part of the economic adjustment programmes drawing useful policy lessons from their successes and failures. To this purpose, it considers the choice of timing and sequencing of reforms, the choice of the appropriate policy instruments, the pressure of interest groups and the political calculations involved in reforms. In the featuring chapters, the contributors explore not only individual national cases of specific structural reforms but apply a comparative approach in order to evaluate similar reforms across countries.
Focusing on the challenges of designing and implementing structural reforms, this book constitutes a useful tool for policy makers, researchers of national and international organisations as well as academics with an interest in economics and politics of the Eurozone crisis.