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EU Membership for Central Europe: Commitments, Speed, and Conditionality

Alain de Crombrugghe; Zanny Minton-Beddoes; Jeffrey D. Sachs

Title:
EU Membership for Central Europe: Commitments, Speed, and Conditionality
Author(s):
Crombrugghe, Alain de
Minton-Beddoes, Zanny
Sachs, Jeffrey D.
Date:
Type:
Working papers
Department:
Earth Institute
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Part Number:
523
Publisher:
Harvard Institute for International Development
Publisher Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Abstract:
This paper gives a motivation and a method for a fast integration of the reforming countries of central Europe into the European Union. The motivation is based on the idea of self-fulfilling prophecies where the expectation of the entry can trigger the coordination of expectations towards a fast-growth, catch-up equilibrium, and help central Europe avoid the stagnation equilibrium. The method is a target data which enhances the credibility of the integration and a set of conditions and modalities which stimulates the reforms in the applicant countries and ensures that they will contribute to its development.
Subject(s):
Economics
East European studies
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