Macroeconomic Policy Co-ordination in the Euro Area
AbstractThis paper reviews the rationale for co-ordination of macroeconomic policies in the euro area. It makes clear what co-ordination can do and what it cannot do in European practice. It concludes that with the Pact for Stability and Growth, the framework for co-ordination of fiscal policies has by and large been completed. As regards co-ordination of structural policies the implementation and review process should be strengthened. The optimal form of policy co-ordination in this field will differ from case to case. With regard to the policy mix, only an exchange of information and analyses will improve policy-making, as more far-reaching forms of co-ordination will annul the benefits of functional separation.
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EMU; macroeconomic policy co-ordination; European integration;
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- F02 - International Economics - - General - - - International Economic Order; Noneconomic International Organizations;; Economic Integration and Globalization: General
- F42 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - International Policy Coordination and Transmission
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