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Schefold, Bertram
Theurl, Theresia
Kirchgässner, Gebhard
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[Journal:] Wirtschaftsdienst [ISSN:] 1613-978X [Publisher:] Springer [Place:] Heidelberg [Volume:] 93 [Year:] 2013 [Issue:] 12 [Pages:] 807-817
Prinzipien der Wirtschaftsordnung können mit jeweils unterschiedlichen Gestaltungen von juristischen, sozialen, ökologischen und kulturellen Systemen kombiniert werden. Diese Wirtschaftsstile stehen in Konkurrenz zueinander. Allerdings gibt es innerhalb der Europäischen Union die Tendenz, Regeln zu vereinheitlichen und Automatismen in die Wirtschaftspolitik einzuführen. Die Gefahr, dass die Vielfalt der Wirtschaftsstile und der wirtschaftspolitischen Ansätze verloren geht, diskutierten die Autoren im Rahmen einer Panelsitzung, die der Wirtschaftsdienst für die Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2013 organisiert hat.
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In 2000 the European Union adopted its motto, of "Unity in diversity". But in fact, economic policy regimes differ among member states and the people are not willing to leave the current path or to vote for painful political actions. In the midst of the present crisis, Europe is at the crossroads. Should people decide on a new constitution which allows more centralisation of powers, or should the principle of subsidiarity be reinforced? Problems in the eurozone intensified the coordination and monitoring of economic policy of the member states. The preconditions for a competition among different economic policy regimes vanish more and more. Institutional competition is not only price (tax) competition, but also quality (yardstick) competition. This is shown using debt brakes as a role model for other member countries of the European Union. But the debt brakes of the German Länder show that it can be problematic to transfer an institution from one country to another without taking into account its institutional environment.
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