Comparative Capitalism and European Integration

Alison Johnston
Saturday, June 25, 2016: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
189 Dwinelle (Dwinelle Hall)
Previous scholarship on comparative political economy highlights that different national varieties of capitalism, and the institutions and political coalitions that underpin them, can co-exist with intensified European integration by undertaking diverse responses to common challenges. However, current events, most prominently the Euro-crisis and subsequent EU policy response to it, suggest that the EU’s different political economies are not similarly thriving under deepened European integration. This panel provides a re-think whether diverse capitalist regimes are equally capable of adjusting to European economic and monetary integration.  Panel papers examine the how the EU’s macroeconomic governance capacity conflicts with regional differences in member-state economic and labor market institutions, and question whether the European Union, and European monetary integration, can accommodate diverse growth models.
Integrating Political Economies in the Eurozone
Anke Hassel, Hertie School of Governance
Discretionary Exchange Rate Regimes: Lessons from the European Monetary System, 1979-1988
Alexander Spielau, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies; Martin Höpner, MPIfG