Working Paper No. 66

Electronics, Economic Growth and Employment – Revolution or Evolution


The "new electronics technology" in its various manifestations has been very much in the limelight during recent years. It has been associated with future mass unemployment or scary visions of a Brave New World, a grand discontinuity in economic and cultural development. Governments are worried about the effects of the same technology on the international competitiveness of their industries and public investigative committees abound among the western industrialized countries. Some economists regard microelectronics as the new technology that will generate the next Kontradieff cycle. The vast attention paid to this technological phenomenon in itself warrants a serious inquiry into its potential macroeconomic implications even though much of the speculation around it may seem farfetched to the majority of professional economists.

Interdisciplinary European Studies

The European Union and the Return of the Nation State

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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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