Study on macroeconomic developments and policies in Europe since 2008: new divides in Europe

Client/Funding Institution

International Labour Organisation


The performance across regions in the EU and Europe in general has differed and will differ significantly. They will all, however, be constrained by the common EU economic policy framework which is emerging as a response to the crisis. The study is a critical assessment of the macroeconomic situation and trends. It analyses reasons for diverse economic trends within the region, reviews economic policies adopted in response to the crisis, and gives policy recommendations for macroeconomic policy promoting sustainable economic development and job creation in the region.


June 2012 - September 2012

wiiw team Leader

Michael Landesmann

wiiw Staff

Vladimir Gligorov, Hermine Vidovic

Keywords: labour market, economic policy, macroeconomic analysis

Countries covered: EU27

Research Areas: Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy, Labour, Migration and Income Distribution