Chapter 3: The new EU members
AbstractThis chapter examines how well the ten member states that entered the EU in 2004 have been doing. It is a follow-up of earlier extensive analyses in our 2004 report. The finding is that the growth performance of the EU-10 has been very good in general. The chapter warns about the dangers of keeping those countries that have entered the ERM II outside the monetary union and proposes a rebate with respect to the inflation criterion for joining the euro for fast-growing countries that are catching up with the old EU countries. The chapter also assesses the current economic situation of Bulgaria and Romania, who acceded to the EU on 1 January this year. Much of the European policy debate is about what economic model Europe should opt for. The issue is often cast as a choice between a market-liberal, Anglo-Saxon model, providing economic efficiency at the cost of low social protection, and a social European model, delivering equity but at a high cost in terms of efficiency.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by CESifo Group Munich in its journal EEAG Report on the European Economy.
Volume (Year): (2007)
Issue (Month): (02)
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- Hans-Werner Sinn & Michael Reutter, 2001.
"The Minimum Inflation Rate for Euroland,"
NBER Working Papers
8085, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
- Dubravko Mihaljek & Marc Klau, 2003. "The Balassa-Samuelson effect in central Europe: a disaggregated analysis," BIS Working Papers 143, Bank for International Settlements.
- Adalbert Winkler & Roland Beck, 2006. "Macroeconomic and financial stability challenges for acceding and candidate countries," Occasional Paper Series 48, European Central Bank.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Julio Saavedra).
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.