Doomsday for the Euro Area: Causes, Variants and Consequences of Breakup
AbstractIn this paper we describe the genesis of a doomsday scenario and discuss potential causes and motivations for a breakup of the euro area. For this purpose, we differentiate between the departure of weak and strong countries, and examine the impact of the reintroduction of a national currency on domestic debt, the domestic banking sector, EU membership and the freedom of trade. We also briefly analyze the social and political costs of the accompanying social disorder.
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banking crisis; debt crisis; exchange rates; euro; optimum currency area; secession;
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