A European Public Investment Outlook

by Floriana Cerniglia, Francesco Saraceno

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Book Description

This outlook provides a focused assessment of the state of public capital in the major European countries and identifies areas where public investment could contribute more to stable and sustainable growth. A European Public Investment Outlook brings together contributions from a range of international authors from diverse intellectual and professional backgrounds, providing a valuable resource for the policy-making community in Europe to feed their discussion on public investment. The volume both offers sector-specific advice and highlights larger areas which should be prioritized in the policy debate (from transport to social capital, R&D and the environment).

The Outlook is structured into two parts: the chapters of Part I respectively explore public investment trends in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Europe as a whole, and illuminate how the legacy of the 2008 Global Financial Crisis is one of insufficient public investment. Part II investigates some areas into which resources could be channelled to reverse the recent trend and provide European economies with an adequate public capital stock.

The essays in this outlook collectively foster a broad approach to and definition of public investment, that is today more relevant than ever. Offering up a timely and clear case for the elimination of bias against investment in European fiscal rules, this outlook is a welcome contribution to the European debate, aimed both at policy makers and general readers.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download A European Public Investment Outlook ebook for free in PDF format (11.2 MB).

Table of Contents

Part I
Outlook
 
Chapter 1
Europe Needs More Public Investment
 
Chapter 2
Public Investment and Capital in France
 
Chapter 3
Public Investment in Germany: The Need for a Big Push
 
Chapter 4
Public Investment Trends across Levels of Government in Italy
 
Chapter 5
Trends and Patterns in Public Investment in Spain: A Medium- and Long-Run Perspective
 
Part II
Challenges
 
Chapter 6
In Search of a Strategy for Public Investment in Research and Innovation
 
Chapter 7
Social Investment and Infrastructure
 
Chapter 8
From Trans-European (Ten-T) to Trans-Global (Twn-T) Transport Infrastructure Networks. A Conceptual Framework
 
Chapter 9
Ecological Transition
 
Chapter 10
The Contribution of European Cohesion Policy to Public Investment
 

Book Details

Publisher
Open Book Publishers
Published
2020
Pages
226
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9781800640115
ISBN10
1800640110
ISBN13 Digital
9781800640139
ISBN10 Digital
1800640137
PDF Size
11.2 MB
License
CC BY

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