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Policies of Economic and Social Development in Europe

11 th Annual Conference of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration- Dedicated to the 120 th Anniversary of St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia- Sofia, October 10 to 11, 2008


George Chobanov, Jürgen Plöhn and Horst Schellhaass

This volume is dedicated to the proceedings of the 11 th annual conference of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Sofia University on policies of economic and social development in Europe. The eleven articles by authors teaching at universities in six different countries (Bulgaria, Germany, France, Romania, Russia and Switzerland) have been selected by international peer reviews. The contributions are arranged in four sections with respect to their scope and regional focus. They encompass 20 graphs and 26 tables.
Contents: Jürgen Plöhn: Introduction – Jean-Pierre Gern: Sustainable Development: A Challenge for the Decisional Process – George Chobanov: Walras Law and Flow of Funds Analysis in an Open Economic System – Tatiana G. Dolgopyatova: Corporate Control and the Role of Business Integration in Russian Companies – Cornel Oros/Camelia Romocea-Turcu: Monetary Shocks in Central and Eastern Europe: Evidence from a VAR Analysis – Nicolae Dardac/Iustina Alina Boitan: An Assessment of the Romanian Banking System Performance. A Non-Parametric Approach – Kalina Dimitrova: Monetary and Fiscal Policies in Bulgaria: Lessons from the Historical Record – Henrik Egbert/Maria Ivanova/George Chobanov: New Data on the Bulgarian Transaction Sector: 1997 to 2006 – Ivan Ivanov/Julia Dobreva: Social Effects of Government Subsidies to Local Public Goods – Thomas Lenk/Oliver Rottmann/Tatsiana Makarevich: Challenging Budgetary Situations - Municipal Management – Jürgen Plöhn/Alexander Peniuk: From Unemployment to Self-Employment. Political concepts, economic realities, and social effects in Germany – Frank Schulz-Nieswandt/Michael Sauer: Social and health services in the EU. An analytical sketch with particular reference to the repercussions of European Law on the German development of the provision of social and health services.