Fifty years ago, the first issue of Intereconomics was published. In honour of this anniversary, many top European and international economists have contributed papers to this Forum, which looks back on five decades of European integration – from the early days of the European Economic Community to the lingering effects of the recent financial crisis. The contributions also look ahead to what the future holds for the European Union, covering issues as diverse as global trade, the future of the euro, reviving economic growth, the impact of demography and international relations.

  • Europe’s Place in the Global Economy – What Does the Last Half Century Suggest for the Future?

    Mikkel Barslund, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
    Daniel Gros, Centre for European Policy Studies

    Read PDF

  • Why Did Europe Decide to Move to a Single Currency 25 Years Ago?

    Niels Thygesen, University of Copenhagen

    Read PDF

  • On the Relation of Monetary and Political Union

    Otmar Issing, Goethe University Frankfurt

    Read PDF

  • The Eurozone’s Flaws Are Not Intrinsic

    Simon Wren-Lewis, Oxford University

    Read PDF

  • Minimal Conditions for the Survival of the Euro

    Barry Eichengreen, University of California
    Charles Wyplosz, Graduate Institute, Geneva

    Read PDF

  • A Strategy Change for Europe: Old Myths Versus New Roads

    Karl Aiginger, Policy Crossover Center: Vienna - Europe

    Read PDF

  • What Future for the EU in the Global Trading System?

    Pascal Lamy, Jacques Delors Institute

    Read PDF

  • Europe and China in the Global Economy in the Next 50 Years: A Partnership for Global Peace and Stability

    Li-Gang Liu, Peterson Institute for International Economics

    Read PDF


DOI: 10.1007/s10272-016-0564-4