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Zur Bedeutung der Maastrichter Konvergenzkriterien aus deutscher Sicht: Polit-÷konomische Anmerkungen

  • Bernd Hayo

    (Otto-Friedrich Universitõt Bamberg, Lehrstuhl f³r Finanzwissenschaft, Bamberg, Deutschland)

In diesem Beitrag werden die Argumente f³r die Einhaltung der Maastrichter Konvergenzkriterien als Voraussetzung f³r den Erfolg einer Europõischen Wõhrungsunion (EWU) diskutiert. Als Schlu▀folgerung ergibt sich, da▀ letztlich die ÷konomischen Argumente f³r die strikte Einhlatung der Kriterien kaum ³berzeugen k÷nnen. Zur Erklõrung, warum dann die Bundesregierung in offiziellen Verlautbarungen diese Kriterien so betont, wird auf die skeptische Einstellungen in der deutschen Bev÷lkerung verwiesen. Der stabilitõtsorientierten Einstellung der Deutschen soll durch die Fixierung der Debatte auf die Konvergenzkriterien Rechnung getragen werden. Allerdings kann diese innenpolitsich motivierte Vorgehenseise mit ÷konomischen Nachteilen verbunden sein.

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Article provided by Institute of SocioEconomics in its journal Homo Oeconomicus.

Volume (Year): 14 (1997)
Issue (Month): ()
Pages: 457-468

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Handle: RePEc:hom:homoec:v:14:y:1997:p:457-468
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