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Maastricht e o Gerenciamento da União Monetária Europeia


  • Cláudio Gontijo



This article shows that, to a large extent, the European sovereign debt crisis resulted from the institutional arrangement of Maastricht, as well as the policies pursued by the European leadership, formatted from the "new macroeconomic consensus" and the theory of optimal economic area. In particular, it argues that, largely, the crisis and its deepening resulted from the fact that the European Central Bank did not play the role of lender of last resort, as well as the implementation of policies and adjustment focused on cutting public spending and increasing taxation.

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  • Cláudio Gontijo, 2013. "Maastricht e o Gerenciamento da União Monetária Europeia," Textos para Discussão Cedeplar-UFMG 484, Cedeplar, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais.
  • Handle: RePEc:cdp:texdis:td484

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    European Monetary Union; Euro; Maastricht Agreement.;

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    • E5 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit
    • E6 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook

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