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The UK and the Eurozone


  • Michael Artis


The article reviews the case for the UK to join the Eurozone by way of presenting a review of HM Treasury's widely well-regarded "Euro Report" (2003). The review provides an opportunity to rehearse and update the elements of optimum currency area (OCA) theory. In particular, the study draws attention to fresh estimates of the trade effect of the UK's adhesion to the Eurozone, the small size of which sharply contrasts with earlier estimates. They substantially remove a challenge to the Report's negative conclusion. The study sets the review in the perspective of public opinion surveys and HM Government's decisions. (JEL codes: E42, F0, F15) Copyright 2006, Oxford University Press.

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  • Michael Artis, 2006. "The UK and the Eurozone," CESifo Economic Studies, CESifo, vol. 52(1), pages 32-60, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:cesifo:v:52:y:2006:i:1:p:32-60

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    1. Michael KUEHL, "undated". "Strong Comovements of Exchange Rates: Theoretical and Empirical Cases when Currencies Become the Same Asset," EcoMod2008 23800071, EcoMod.
    2. Mitra, Sinchan & Sinclair, Tara M., 2012. "Output Fluctuations In The G-7: An Unobserved Components Approach," Macroeconomic Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 16(03), pages 396-422, June.
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    JEL classification:

    • E42 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Monetary Sytsems; Standards; Regimes; Government and the Monetary System
    • F0 - International Economics - - General
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration


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