Quotation Breuss, Fritz. 2014. A Prototype Model of European Integration: The Case of Austria. WIFO Working Papers, Nr. 465, March 2014.




Post-war European Integration is a succession of regime changes: customs union in the 1960s, Single Market and EMU in the nine1990s and EU enlargement in the 2000s. Since 1995 Austria as an EU member takes part in the deepening of EU integration (Single Market, EMU and Monetary Union) and participates in the enlargement process of the EU. Around the years 2014-15 Austria celebrates several anniversaries: 25 years of the fall of the Iron Curtain and hence expansion of new market opportunities through the opening-up of Eastern Europe, 20 years of EU and 15 years of EMU, 10 years since the start of the EU enlargement towards Eastern Europe. With the Croatian accession in 2013, the EU now counts 28 member countries. In order to capture the effects of the last 25 years of 'Austria's integration into Europe, an integration model for Austria is estimated. It is able to reproduce the main integration effects theoretically expected from the regime changes since 1989. In this respect, the Austrian integration model could also serve as a prototype for other EU countries. Overall, the participating in all integration steps since 1989 has added about 1% to Austria's real GDP per year.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Working/discussion paper, preprint
Language English
Title A Prototype Model of European Integration: The Case of Austria
Title of whole publication WIFO Working Papers, Nr. 465, March 2014
Year 2014
URL http://www.wifo.ac.at/jart/prj3/wifo/main.jart?rel=de&reserve-mode=active&content-id=1298017551022&publikation_id=47184&detail-view=yes


Breuss, Fritz (Details)
Department of Economics (Badinger) (Details)
Europainstitut (Badinger) (Former organization)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5115 European integration (Details)
5300 Economics (Details)
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