The journal Intereconomics, published bi-monthly by CEPS and the Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW), features articles dealing with economic and social policy issues affecting Europe. Each issue contains a Forum section offering an in-depth exploration of a selected topic. All contributions to the Forum section in each issue, as well as the Editorial, are available for free downloading from the CEPS website at the links below (for full content, see www.intereconomics.eu).
Abstract: The continued economic crisis has become a major test for the labour markets of individual member states. Labour mobility within the European Union has the potential to help reduce labour market pressures and ease economic imbalances. However, a long-term loss of working age population can be detrimental to sending countries. This issue explores mobility patterns within the European Union and analyses the labour market and welfare effects of labour mobility via case studies of the UK, Poland, Germany and Spain. It also examines a number of its aspects that have important political and institutional relevance for the European Union and its future.
Authors: Gerhard Illing, Mikkel Barslund, Matthias Busse, Carlos Vargas-Silva, Pawel Kaczmarczyk, Timo Baas, Mario Izquierdo Peinado, Juan F. Jimeno, Aitor Lacuesta, Béla Galgóczi, Janine Leschke, Dean Baker
By Gerhard Illing
By Mikkel Barslund, Matthias Busse, Carlos Vargas-Silva, Pawel Kaczmarczyk, Timo Baas, Mario Izquierdo Peinado, Juan F. Jimeno, Aitor Lacuesta, Béla Galgóczi, Janine Leschke
By Dean Baker