This volume, Globalization, Integration and Transition, originates from the 8th International Network for Economic Research (INFER) workshop on International Economics held at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Babe -Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, on 17-18 October 2008. This workshop brought together researchers and policy makers to discuss the challenges of the European integration, especially for the emergent countries and of the globalisation. Fourteen papers are published in this volume and they form two themes: Globalization, Integration and Development and Facing Globalisation, Integration and Transition: Emergent countries with a focus upon the Romanian Economy. This collection of papers aims to stimulate further debate on these issues and, in doing so, will help to broaden the exchange of ideas among economists in both academia and business.
Dumitru MATIS, Helena Marques, Monica Ioana Pop Silaghi