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Chapter 2: European Imbalances

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  • Giuseppe Bertola
  • John Driffill
  • Harold James
  • Hans-Werner Sinn
  • Jan-Egbert Sturm
  • Ákos Valentinyi

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This chapter identifies the factors that led to imbalances in the euro area, which resulted in the current balance-of-payments crisis. The chapter also discusses how rebalancing might be achieved, and how fiscal policy could accelerate this process.

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Article provided by CESifo Group Munich in its journal EEAG Report on the European Economy.

Volume (Year): (2013)
Issue (Month): (02)
Pages: 55-72

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Handle: RePEc:ces:eeagre:v::y:2013:i::p:55-72

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