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EMU and the euro - the first 10 years. Challenges to the sustainability and price stability of the euro area - what does history tell us?

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  • Lars Jonung

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EMU and the euro will face a number of challenges in the future. Two such challenges are examined here:first, the endurance prospects for the euro, and second, the inflation performance of the euro area during the coming ten years. How will it respond to them? This report provides a set of tentative answers based on the history of monetary unions and of stabilization policies. This body of evidence is exploited as the prime basis for conjectures and forecasts presented.

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Paper provided by Directorate General Economic and Monetary Affairs (DG ECFIN), European Commission in its series European Economy - Economic Papers with number 165.

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Length: 45 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2002
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Handle: RePEc:euf:ecopap:0165

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Keywords: Monetary unions; EMU; ECB; the euro; monetary and fiscal policies; Jonung;

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  1. Lars Jonung, 2006. "Comments on J. Christl: “Regional currency arrangements: insights from Europeâ€\x9D," International Economics and Economic Policy, Springer, vol. 3(3), pages 221-224, December.
  2. Lars Jonung & Martin Larch, 2004. "Improving fiscal policy in the EU: the case for independent forecasts," European Economy - Economic Papers 210, Directorate General Economic and Monetary Affairs (DG ECFIN), European Commission.
  3. Josef Christl, 2006. "Regional Currency Arrangements: Insights from Europe," Working Papers 125, Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Austrian Central Bank).
  4. Larch, Martin & van den Noord, Paul & Jonung, Lars, 2011. "The Stability and Growth Pact: Lessons from the Great Recession," Working Papers 2011:6, Lund University, Department of Economics.
  5. Josef Christl, 2006. "Regional Currency Arrangements: Insights from Europe," Working Papers 42, Bank of Greece.
  6. Michael D. Bordo, 2004. "The United States as a Monetary Union and the Euro: A Historical Perspective," Cato Journal, Cato Journal, Cato Institute, vol. 24(1-2), pages 163-170, Spring/Su.

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