Subsidiarity and Economic Reform in Europe

  • George Gelauff
  • Isabel Grilo
  • Arjan Lejour

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. George Gelauff, Isabel Grilo, Arjan Lejour
    Pages 1-18
  3. Sjef Ederveen, George Gelauff, Jacques Pelkmans
    Pages 19-40
  4. Joachim Ahrens, Martin Meurers, Carsten Renner
    Pages 41-58
  5. Jan Willem Oosterwijk
    Pages 59-64
  6. Sjef Ederveen, Laura Thissen
    Pages 113-127
  7. Rahel Falk, Werner Hölzl, Hannes Leo
    Pages 129-142
  8. Albert van der Horst, Arjan Lejour, Bas Straathof
    Pages 143-156
  9. Michael Keen, Ruud de Mooij
    Pages 219-241
  10. Albert van der Horst
    Pages 259-272
  11. François Pouget, Eloïse Stéclebout-Orseau
    Pages 273-290
  12. Iain Begg
    Pages 291-310
  13. Robert Fenge, Volker Meier
    Pages 311-323

About this book


Subsidiarity in the European Union, as the guiding principle of decision-making "close to the people", is often motivated and discussed from a predominantly political perspective. In this book, twenty-five renowned economic researchers and policy experts draw the demarcation between national and European policies from an economic viewpoint. Insights from economic theory and empirical research are used both to analyse the assignment of policies between the EU and its Member States and to identify appropriate levels of decision-making. Four key areas of the renewed Lisbon strategy are highlighted for their policy relevance: education and innovation, the internal market, corporate taxation, and regional and transport policy.


Economic policy European Commission European Union European Union (EU) Lisbon agenda for structural reform Subsidiarity principle

Editors and affiliations

  • George Gelauff
    • 1
  • Isabel Grilo
    • 2
  • Arjan Lejour
    • 1
  1. 1.CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy AnalysisThe HagueNetherlands
  2. 2.DG Enterprise and IndustryEuropean CommissionBrusselsBelgium

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