Deepening versus Widening the EU: Where to go?
PhD candidate at the Europe Doctorate in Law and Economics, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, University of Hamburg and University of Bologna.
Please cite the paper as:
Rieff Joé, (2017), Deepening versus Widening the EU: Where to go?, World Economics Association (WEA) Conferences, No. 1 2017, Public Law and Economics, 1st June to 30th June, 2017
In recent years, the fears of European disintegration have risen. After Brexit, different propositions have been made by the European Commission of how to shape the future of the EU. In brief, the EU could proceed as before, or continue with a more differentiated integration. The following paper aims at scrutinizing the latter possibility and potentials for even further enlargement, focusing on purely economic effects. It will draw on theories of fiscal federalism to identify costs and benefits of differentiated integration.