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European Union Studies Center


The European Union Studies Center (EUSC) was established in 1993 under the directorship of Hugo M. Kaufmann, Professor of Economics at Queens College and at the Graduate Center.

The EUSC is dedicated to promoting research and debate on the diverse issues and challenges facing the European Union. The approach to the research and analysis is interdisciplinary; it includes political, economic, legal, social and cultural aspects of the Union as a whole, as well as relations between European Union member states, and the European Union's relationship to the rest of the world. The emphasis of the studies reflects developments in the EU, especially its transition to the single currency and the European Union's Defense Initiative (and its relation to NATO). In addition, the Center explores the challenges of the Union's enlargement through the accession of central and eastern European countries, and, finally, the grand visions of a future for Europe -- from Confederacy to Federation: Quo vadis Europa?

Working Papers

Title: Safety Standards: A Race to the bottom of EU Regulatory Policy?
Authors: Christa Altenstetter
Date: May 2004

Title: European France / French Europe: Deconstructing EU Identities
Authors: Irene Finel-Honigman
Date: April 2004

Title: The State of the European Union
Authors: Ferdinando Nelli Feroci
Date: February 2004

Title: The Mirage of Exchange Rate Regimes in Emerging Market Countries
Authors: Guillermo Calvo, Frederic Mishkin
Date: November 2003

Title: 2004: A Challenging Year for the European Union
Authors: H.E. Stéphane De Loecker
Date: October 2003

Title: The State of the European Union
Authors: Dimitris Platis
Date: June 2003

Title: The State of the European Union
Authors: H.E. Ulrik Federspiel
Date: February 2003

Title: Health Care in Germany
Authors: Christa Altenstetter
Date: May 2002

Title: The State of the European Union
Authors: H.E. Inge Kristoffersen
Date: December 2001

Title: The Euro as an International Currency and its Impact in the Dollar
Authors: Norbert Walter
Date: December 2001

Title: The European Issue in the British General Election
Authors: Lord Paul of Marylebone
Date: May 2001

Title: The Czech Republic Joins An Ever Closer Union
Authors: Jan Kavan
Date: May 2001

Title: Integration and Economy of Slovakia in Transition
Authors: Jaroslav Chlebo
Date: April 2001

Title: Europeanization vs. National Autonomy in Health?
Authors: Prof. Christa Altenstetter
Date: March 2001

Title: The State of the European Union
Authors: The Hon Richard Duqué
Date: January 2001

Title: Intersecting Responsibilities between Business and Politics
Authors: Manfred Lahnstein
Date: January 2001

Title: Switzerland and the European Union
Authors: Juerg Martin Gabriel
Date: November 2000

Title: From Rockets to Religion: Understanding Globalization
Authors: Ellen Frost
Date: October 2000

Title: Thinking About the Future: Economic Aspects
Authors: Emilio Gerelli
Date: November 1999

Title: The United States and Europe as Suppliers and Recipients of FDI
Authors: Robert E. Lipsey
Date: November 1999

Title: Europe and Its Neighbors
Authors: Gianni Vaggi
Date: November 1999

Title: The International Monetary System - Is the Euro a Bulwark Against 'Foreign' Monetary Crises?
Authors: Georg Rich
Date: May 1999

Title: Norway: An Outsider — For How Much Longer?
Authors: Bjorn Tore Godal
Date: April 1999

Title: Germany's Presidency of the EU and the Start of the Euro
Authors: Dagmar Boving
Date: April 1999

Title: Will the 21st Century Be European?
Authors: Edmond Israel
Date: February 1999

Title: The View From the European Commission
Authors: Jonathan Davidson
Date: October 1998

Title: Liechtenstein in the Process of European Integration and Cooperation
Authors: Andrea Willi
Date: September 1998