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WWWforEurope in Policy Review



The recent economic crisis has not only brought about the most severe global recession since the 1930’s, it has also demonstrated that our knowledge how the economy really works has not caught up with the rapid changes of the last decades. The European Commission therefore has put together a survey of recent research on the different economic problems and issues made apparent during the crisis. In this survey, WWWforEurope research work is cited as one of the relevant on-going EU-funded research projects.

The survey, titled "Financial Crisis: Causes, policy responses, future challenges", has been drafted on behalf of the European Commission by Professor Brigitte Young, Professor Emeritus of International political economy at the Institute of Political Science, University of Münster, Germany.

The aim of the surveyis to gain new insights from research results of five research projects funded by the European Union under the seventh Framework Programme within Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities (FINNOV, POLHIA, FINESS, MONFISPOL, and PEGGED). It addresses the causes of the financial crisis, the policy responses taken, and future challenges left to resolve.