Energy and economic adjustment

The two papers collected in this volume are both concerned with the economic consequences of instability and uncertainty of energy prices. The policy options available in Sweden for dealing with the problems are discussed. Both papers report on simulation experiments carried out on macro-models for the Swedish economy, specially designed for this purpose at IUI and the Stockholm School of Economics respectively. These simulations, covering the period up to the turn of the century, exemplify the possible impact of future oil price hikes and the effects of policies aimed at easing the domestic adjustment.

Apart from the particular insights and policy recommendations to be drawn from these simulations, the integration of energy policies with the wider problem of macro-economic stabilization should prove both instructive and helpful in avoiding many of the pitfalls encountered in more specialized energy studies.

Interdisciplinary European Studies

The European Union and the Return of the Nation State


This book explores the complex and ever-changing relationship between the European Union and its member states. The recent surge in tension in this relationship has been prompted by the actions of some member state governments as they question fundamental EU values and principles and refuse to implement common decisions seemingly on the basis of narrowly defined national interests.

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