Leistungsbilanzungleichgewichte in der EU – Eine Herausforderung für die europäische Fiskalpolitik?
AbstractIn the European Monetary Union there is an ongoing debate about the sustainability of high and long-lasting current account deficits and surpluses. In light of the questions of its proper working as a currency area and inspired by the Optimum Currency Area theory, economic policy proposals have been developed for the institutional amendment of European fiscal policy. This contribution questions if the existing proposals are suitable for addressing the problem of current account balances which are deemed to be excessive. Alternatives have to be developed with a symmetrical impact, thus targeting excessive current account deficits and surpluses as well. At the same time, a challenge for such an alternative would be a more effective implementation than the existing modes of European economic policy coordination.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Halle Institute for Economic Research in its journal Wirtschaft im Wandel.
Volume (Year): 16 (2010)
Issue (Month): 5 ()
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