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Sustainability and Welfare Policy in European Market Economies

by Jürgen Plöhn (Volume editor) George Chobanov (Volume editor)
©2017 Edited Collection 214 Pages

Summary

The articles in this volume are selected from the contributions to two international conferences. Authors and teams tackle general economic approaches and developments with respect to new concepts for the production possibility frontier, the connection of development and exports diversification and improvements to the business process. Other contributors address economic sustainability with respect to an institutional path to sustainable growth, available financial instruments, behavioral models of economic expectations, solutions for waste treatment as well as to technological aspects related to security, privacy and IT governance. Finally, a third group of authors discusses health policy in the EU and postsecondary education in Bulgaria as aspects of public welfare.

Table Of Contents

  • Cover
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • About the editors
  • About the book
  • This eBook can be cited
  • Contents
  • Editorial (Jürgen Plöhn)
  • Chapter One: General Economic Approaches and Developments
  • Production Possibility Frontier: New Concepts for Post-Crisis Economics Textbooks (Henrik Egbert / Nadeem Naqvi / Teodor Sedlarski)
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The ‘Standard’ Production Possibility Frontier
  • 3. The ‘Market-dependent’ Production Set
  • 4. The ‘Transaction Cost Determined’ Production Possibility Frontier
  • 5. Conclusions
  • References
  • Development and Exports Diversification: There is no Hump? (Peter Stoyanov)
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Literature overview
  • 3. The data
  • 3.1 Constructing a consistent product nomenclature (CNPLUS)
  • 3.2 Is trade with EU12 representative of trade with the world?
  • 4. Replicating the usual findings in the literature
  • 5. Stages of diversification
  • 5.1 Nonparametric modelling
  • 5.2 RESET-ing the relationship
  • 5.3 Fixed-effects estimation
  • 6. Discussion and conclusion
  • References
  • Business Process Improvement – an Empirical Research (Boris Borchev)
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Literature review
  • 3. Research methodology
  • 4. Research results – descriptive analysis
  • 4.1 Business process documentation aspect
  • 4.2 Business process analysis and improvement aspect
  • 4.3 BPM leadership aspect
  • 4.4 Performance measurement aspect
  • 4.5 Interaction aspect
  • 5. Factor analysis
  • 6. Conclusion, further steps
  • References
  • Chapter Two: Economic Sustainability
  • The Institutional Path to Sustainable Growth (Teodor Sedlarski)
  • 1. A consolidating research field: new economic history of markets and growth
  • 2. Basic concept of the institutional theory of economic growth
  • 2.1 Coercion-constraining institutions
  • 2.2 Contract-enforcement institutions
  • 3. The path from limited-access (extractive) to open-access (inclusive) societies
  • “Black death” in 14th century Europe
  • 15th century Europe: Geographical discoveries
  • Colonization of Buenos Ayres
  • Colonization of Jamestown
  • 18th and 19th century South America / European Empires in the East
  • Extractive institutions in modern societies
  • Rule Obedience
  • Reversal to limited-access
  • 6. Conclusion: Development implications
  • References
  • Financial Instruments for Sustainable Development (Dieter Flämig)
  • 1. This is about the future of mankind
  • 2. ”The biggest market failure in history“
  • 3. The situation is not hopeless
  • 4. For a ”Super-Kyoto“!
  • 5. The reorientation of the national economy
  • 6. Europe must find its way
  • 7. Technical innovations induce social progress
  • 8. Stumbling stones on the path towards sustainable economy
  • 9. The new profile of the location Europe: Why not the best?!
  • 10. The reorientation of grant systems
  • 11. The financing requirement
  • 12. Emissions trading versus special grants?
  • 13. Only with the willingness to take new and different approaches we can achieve our goals!
  • 14. The basic idea of the “climate protection pension“
  • 15. Appropriate projects and project volumes are still missing
  • References
  • Behavioral Models of Economic Expectations as Foundations for Sustainable Macroeconomic Policy (Anton Gerunov)
  • Introduction
  • 1. Modeling Expectations
  • 1.1 Major Schools of Thought
  • 1.2 Rational Expectations
  • 1.3 Heterogeneous Expectations
  • 2. Testing Inflation Expectations Data
  • 2.1 Expectations Data Overview
  • 2.2 Rational Expectations
  • 2.3 Heterogeneous Expectations
  • 3. Implications for Economic Modeling and Policy-Making
  • 4. Conclusion
  • References
  • Our Common Waste – Solutions for a Sustainable Society (Dina Barbian)
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Interconnections between the economic and the environmental system
  • 3. The environment as a waste sink
  • 4. Solutions for a sustainable society or: What is a good waste management system?
  • 4.1 Prevention of Waste
  • 4.2 Repair, reduction, re-use
  • 4.3 Recycling, composting
  • 4.4 Recovery: material or energy recovery
  • 4.5 More steps toward an efficient waste management system
  • 5. Summary and conclusion
  • References
  • Information Security and Privacy Aspects of Technologies for Sustainability – the Outlook for Germany (Johannes Schubert / Erik Mautsch / Sarfaraz Ghulam / Gerrit Tamm / Vladimir Stantchev)
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Research
  • 2.1 Classification of Literature
  • Classification of Literature into Subjects
  • Main concept I: Description of legal standards and their background
  • Main concept II: Description of the effects legal standards cause for specific use-cases
  • 2.2 Determination of suitable legal standards
  • Methodology
  • Catalogue of legal standards
  • Art. 2 (1) GG
  • § 1 BDSG
  • § 3 (1) BDSG
  • § 203 (1) StGB
  • § 3 (9) BDSG
  • § 28 (7) BDSG
  • § 4 BDSG
  • § 4a BDSG
  • § 6a BDSG
  • § 13 (1) BDSG
  • § 28 (1) BDSG
  • § 3a BDSG
  • § 9 BDSG (incl. rider)
  • § 11 BDSG
  • § 35 BDSG
  • 3. Results
  • 3.1 Preconditions of the Privacy Law for the Implementation of AAL Infrastructure
  • Limitations of Data Processing
  • Technical Implementation of Data Security
  • 3.2 Approach for a legal data collection by AAL infrastructure
  • 4. Outlook
  • References
  • Addressing Sustainability in IT Governance Frameworks (Lubomira Stantcheva / Vladimir Stantchev)
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Aspects of IT Governance
  • 3. Approaches for Cloud Governance
  • 4. Addressing Sustainability
  • 5. Case Study
  • 6. Discussion and Outlook
  • References
  • Chapter Three: Welfare and Educational Policy in Europe
  • Health and Consumer Policy in the EU (Remi Maier-Rigaud / Michael Sauer / Frank Schulz-Nieswandt)
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Consumer Protection
  • 2.1 Origin and tasks of European Consumer Policy
  • 2.2 European Consumer Policy between paternalism and lobbying: regulation of tobacco and food labeling
  • 3. Open Method of Coordination
  • 4. Cohesion Policy
  • 5. Conclusions
  • References
  • Government Intervention in Postsecondary Education in Bulgaria (Pavlin P. Bonev)
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Literature review
  • 3. Labor Market Failure as a Result of Government Involvement
  • 4. Bulgarian Government Efficiency in High Education
  • 5. Conclusion
  • References
  • Editors and Contributors

Jürgen Plöhn

George Chobanov

(eds.)

Sustainability and Welfare
Policy in European Market
Economies

16th and 17th Annual Conference of
the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
Sofia, October 18 to 19, 2013 and October 17 to 18, 2014

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About the editors

Jürgen Plöhn is Professor of Economics and Politics at EBC University of Applied Sciences Hamburg and Professor of Political Science at Martin-Luther-University Halle.

George S. Chobanov is Professor emeritus at Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski and former Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.

About the book

The articles in this volume are selected from the contributions to two international conferences. Authors and teams tackle general economic approaches and developments with respect to new concepts for the production possibility frontier, the connection of development and exports diversification and improvements to the business process. Other contributors address economic sustainability with respect to an institutional path to sustainable growth, available financial instruments, behavioral models of economic expectations, solutions for waste treatment as well as to technological aspects related to security, privacy and IT governance. Finally, a third group of authors discuss health policy in the EU and postsecondary education in Bulgaria as aspects of public welfare.

This eBook can be cited

This edition of the eBook can be cited. To enable this we have marked the start and end of a page. In cases where a word straddles a page break, the marker is placed inside the word at exactly the same position as in the physical book. This means that occasionally a word might be bifurcated by this marker.

Details

Pages
214
Year
2017
ISBN (PDF)
9783631718179
ISBN (ePUB)
9783631718186
ISBN (MOBI)
9783631718193
ISBN (Hardcover)
9783631660744
DOI
10.3726/b10870
Language
English
Publication date
2017 (March)
Keywords
Macroeconomic theory Economic growth Waste treatment Technologies Health Education
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien, 2017. 214 pp., 22 b/w ill., 13 b/w tables

Biographical notes

Jürgen Plöhn (Volume editor) George Chobanov (Volume editor)

Jürgen Plöhn is Professor of Economics and Politics at EBC University of Applied Sciences Hamburg and Professor of Political Science at Martin-Luther-University Halle. George Chobanov is Professor emeritus at Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski and former Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.

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