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The reputation of a newborn central bank

  • Zeno Rotondi


    (Capitalia, Funzione Studi, Roma (Italy))

  • Giacomo Vaciago


    (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Istituto di Economia e Finanza, Milano (Italy))

Most of the problems that the European Central Bank has encountered are due to the slow progress made in improving the quality of the monetary union. The increasing variance of the inflationary process among the 12 countries, especially at the extremes of income level distribution – between Germany and Portugal, say – has meant that the common monetary policy is not yet the best possible. The quest for an optimum currency area continues.

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Article provided by Banca Nazionale del Lavoro in its journal BNL Quarterly Review.

Volume (Year): 56 (2003)
Issue (Month): 224 ()
Pages: 3-22

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Handle: RePEc:psl:bnlaqr:2003:11
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