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Europe’s Global Linkages and the Impact of the Financial Crisis: Policies for Sustainable Trade, Capital Flows, and Migration

Successful integration into global markets is widely viewed as a precondition for sustainable economic growth in Europe. The financial crisis in 2007 has damaged Europe’s global linkages in the form of international trade, direct investment, capital flows, and labor migration. The threat of a lasting setback confronts the policy community at the national, European, and global level with the challenge of creating favorable conditions for a return to growth-enhancing global economic integration.

The project therefore addresses three closely related questions:

  • How are international trade and direct investment affected by financial integration and potentially tighter restrictions on bank lending due to the financial crisis?
  • How are international banking operations emerging from the crisis?
  • How is international labor migration related to international trade and investment, and how will tighter immigration policies since the crisis affect trade and investment?

Led by the IAW, the project brings together leading researchers from six countries and three continents. The VW foundation supports this project within its program Europe and Global Challenges.

For more details about the iniatives undertaken and the research output achieved under this project, see the project homepage: www.iaw.edu/glic.


In cooperation with:
  • Tübingen University, Germany
  • Institut für Weltwirtschaft, Germany
  • Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Italy
  • Keio University, Japan
  • Maastricht University, Netherlands
  • University of California Davis, United States
  • Researchers from China

Commissioned by:
  • The project was made possible by a grant received from the Volkswagen Foundation under its funding initiative “Europe and Global Challenges" (2011-2015)

Project team:
  • Prof. Dr. Claudia Buch
  • Peter Eppinger M.Sc. (until December 2014)
  • Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Kohler
  • Nicole Meythaler M.Sc. (since September 2014)
  • Dr. Katja Neugebauer (until June 2014)
  • Dipl.-Volkswirt Christoph Schröder (in 2011)
  • Dr. Julia Spies (in 2011)
Contact Person: Peter S. Eppinger (Tel: 07071 29 76014 // Email)

Status:
2011 until 2015 (finished)