3rd Central European PhD Workshop on Economic Policy and Crisis Management. We invite papers that aim at a better understanding of the challenges in national and international economic policies.
Since the 2008 global crisis the earlier promising trend of economic convergence has deteriorated in the European Union (EU). The speed of convergence has slowed down in the Central and Eastern European (CEE) member states, and convergence has in fact turned into divergence in the Mediterranean periphery. The emerging problems are addressed in different terms and contexts such as the imbalances within the Eurozone, the limits of the low-wage growth model in the CEE countries, core-periphery relations in the EU etc. Whatever approach is chosen, consequences are enormous for the concept of European integration overall.