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The Eurozone in the Current Crisis

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  • Wyplosz, Charles

    (Asian Development Bank Institute)

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This paper contrasts the United States (US) and European situations during the crisis and examines how much of the crisis has been imported by Europe from the US. The paper argues that Europe never had a chance to avoid contagion from the US. It also documents the relatively limited reaction of both monetary and fiscal authorities. Muted fiscal policy actions may well be a consequence of the Stability and Growth Pact despite its having been de facto suspended. While the European Central Bank (ECB) intervened promptly and massively to attempt to maintain liquidity in the money market, it has been slow in dealing with the upcoming recession. The concluding remarks consider the differences that the monetary union has made and their relevance.

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Paper provided by Asian Development Bank Institute in its series ADBI Working Papers with number 207.

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Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: 26 Mar 2010
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Handle: RePEc:ris:adbiwp:0207

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Keywords: us european economic crisis; global financial crisis; europe imported financial crisis;

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  1. Fatás, Antonio & Mihov, Ilian, 1999. "Government Size and Automatic Stabilizers: International and Intranational Evidence," CEPR Discussion Papers 2259, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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  1. Mező, Júlia & Udvari, Beáta, 2012. "Effects of the debt crisis on the EU-China relations," MPRA Paper 40367, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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