The eye, the needle and the camel: Rich countries can benefit from EU membership

Nauro F Campos, Fabrizio Coricelli, Luigi Moretti 05 April 2014

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EU members are all alike; every EU candidate is a candidate in its own way. This is, of course, our attempt at rephrasing Anna Karenina’s opener (“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way”). Tolstoy had marriage in mind while Diamond (1997) had domesticated animals. For pets and marriages, success happens not because of one particular, positive, exceptional feature, but because of the lack of key negative traits.

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Topics:  EU institutions

Tags:  EU enlargement, EU, economic benefits

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