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The Economic Impact of Globalisation on Europe

Philip Lane, Trinity College Dublin

The aim of this seminar series is to provide a comprehensive, multi-faceted perspective on the pervasive role of globalisation in reshaping the European economy.

At one level, it will seek to understand how globalisation is affecting the aggregate behaviour of the European economy, through the deepening and broadening of links between Europe and the rest of the global economy. Along this dimension, this will include a special focus on the relations between Europe and the ’emerging market’ group of economies.

At another level, it will seek to understand differences across Europe in how individual countries are responding to the globalisation challenge. In part, this will include an examination of how different structural factors affect the relation between globalisation and domestic economic performance. In addition, the seminar series will also examine national differences in policy responses to globalisation – for instance, the impact of various strategies by which individual countries have sought to embrace or resist globalisation.

Finally, the project seeks to investigate the interplay between globalisation and the internal integration of the European economy: a European-wide ‘home market’ may increase the competitiveness of European firms in global markets, strengthening the policy impetus to extend and complete the single market process.

Coordinator of the seminar series
Professor Philip Lane, Institute for International Integration Studies (IIIS), Trinity College Dublin.