Eastern Europe : the EU’s frontier – incorporation or regime competition?

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dc.contributor.author Thom, Rodney
dc.contributor.author McDowell, Moore
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-10T14:41:41Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-10T14:41:41Z
dc.date.copyright 1999 Copyright MCB University Press en
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Economic Studies en
dc.identifier.issn 0144-3585
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/729
dc.description.abstract This paper looks at some aspects of trade and investment relations between the EU and the countries of central and eastern Europe (CEEC). The approach used is based on a model of trade with, and development of, a frontier by a metropolitan economy developed by Ronald Findlay. Findlay’s model posits the existence of a monopolised supply of an input to the metropolitan economy. Development of the frontier enables the metropolitan economy to break the monopoly. The expansion of outward processing trade between the EU and the CEEC, a form of intra-industry trade, is a notable feature of economic relations in Europe since the fall of the Soviet empire. This is modelled in the paper as a device whereby a supply side constraint (labour market restrictions) within the EU is relaxed by vertical disintegration of production and relocation outside the EU. This in turn has implications for the incorporation of the CEEC in the EU. While they remain outside the EU they provide regime competition, particularly in the area of labour market policy. The income distribution implications of this competition provides a political basis for moves to extend membership of the EU on the basis of the CEEC’s adopting the acquis communautaire. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Emerald Group en
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dc.subject Central and Eastern Europe en
dc.subject European Union en
dc.subject Industry en
dc.subject Labour market en
dc.subject Trading companies en
dc.subject.lcsh International trade en
dc.subject.lcsh Europe--Foreign economic relations en
dc.subject.lcsh Labour market--Europe en
dc.title Eastern Europe : the EU’s frontier – incorporation or regime competition? en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.authorurl Rodney Thom (web page) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://www.ucd.ie/research/people/economics/professordavidrthom/ en
dc.internal.authorurl Moore McDowell (web page) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://www.ucd.ie/research/people/economics/mrmooremcdowell/ en
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dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.volume 26 en
dc.identifier.issue 4/5 en
dc.identifier.startpage 383 en
dc.identifier.endpage 403 en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1108/01443589910284930
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dc.neeo.contributor McDowell|Moore|aut|UCD0037

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