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Aspects Of The Exchange Rate Trends In The New Member States Of The European Union


  • Iordache, Floarea IORDACHE

    (Centre for Financial and Monetary Research “Victor Slăvescu”, Romanian Academy)

  • Milea, Camelia

    (Centre for Financial and Monetary Research “Victor Slăvescu”, Romanian Academy)

  • Glod, Alina Georgeta

    (Centre for Financial and Monetary Research “Victor Slăvescu”, Romanian Academy)


While most macroeconomic indicators, analyzed on a longer period of time, may indicate the "health" of an economy, the exchange rate evolution reveals, generally, the increase or decrease, non seldom brutal, of the "temperature" of an economy. Thus, the analysis of the exchange rates evolution of the New Member States (NMS) of the European Union (EU) may constitute the basis for further research concerning these regional economies in the context of the changeover to Euro. Of course, the Euro currency is not a solution against all risks (it remains the risk of overheating and the risk of the loss of competitiveness), but amid the beginning and manifestation of global financial and economic crisis, the Euro currency proved to be a good enough protection for the euro area countries, increasing the attractiveness of this monetary area for the NMS. However, NMS can restrict macroeconomic slippages caused by the crisis by implementing balanced fiscal and wage policies, and the exchange rate or other monetary instruments may be temporary outlets for stress accumulation in these economies.

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  • Iordache, Floarea IORDACHE & Milea, Camelia & Glod, Alina Georgeta, 2010. "Aspects Of The Exchange Rate Trends In The New Member States Of The European Union," Studii Financiare (Financial Studies), Centre of Financial and Monetary Research "Victor Slavescu", vol. 14(3), pages 119-132.
  • Handle: RePEc:vls:finstu:v:14:y:2010:i:3:p:119-132

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    economic and financial crisis; exchange rate; new EU member states of EU;

    JEL classification:

    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange
    • G01 - Financial Economics - - General - - - Financial Crises


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