Lars P. Feld, Dr., Full Professor of Economics, particularly Public Finance at the University of Marburg; Member of the Council of Scientific Advisors to the German Federal Finance Ministry, Permanent Guest Professor at the University of Rennes 1 (France) and Member of the CESifo Research Networks; Managing Editor of the Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik of the Verein für Socialpolitik (Association of Economists in German Speaking Countries). Research Interests: Public Finance, in particular Fiscal Federalism and Fiscal Policy in Open Economies, New Institutional Economics and Public Choice, Fiscal Psychology, in particular Tax Evasion and Tax Morale; Numerous Articles among others in the Journal of Public Economics, Public Choice, Kyklos, Economic Policy, Regional Science and Urban Economics and European Journal of Political Economy.
Musings About the EU's Constitutional Future
Article first published online: 20 JAN 2011
2005 The Swiss Political Science Review
Swiss Political Science Review
Volume 11, Issue 4, pages 227–247, Winter 2005
How to Cite
Feld, L. P. and Hug, S. (2005), Musings About the EU's Constitutional Future. Swiss Political Science Review, 11: 227–247. doi: 10.1002/j.1662-6370.2005.tb00377.x
- Issue published online: 20 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 20 JAN 2011
- Political Institutions;
- European Union;
- Constitutional Treaty;
- Institutional Engineering
The constitutional future of the European Union (EU) has attracted many scholars in economics and political science to apply their knowledge on political institutions and propose concrete suggestions. We highlight that economists and political scientists proceed quite differently in this endeavour and suggest that, due to this, they also are exposed to different pitfalls. We illustrate this by critically assessing specific proposals made in the context of the proposed constitution for the EU.