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Verschuldungsanreize in der Wirtschafts- und Währungsunion


  • Heinemann, Friedrich


Die Bestimmungen zur europäischen Wirtschafts- und Währungsunion (WWU) im Unionsvertrag haben die Anreize für öffentliche Verschuldung verändert. Die Analyse zeigt, daß trotz der Bemühungen, die nationale Eigenverantwortlichkeit zu bewahren, nicht mit einer effektiven Disziplinierung durch die Kapitalmärkte gerechnet werden kann. Der politische Disziplinierungsmechanismus des Vertrags ist in der zweiten Stufe der WWU mit einer wirksamen Sanktionierung versehen. Dem steht in der dritten Stufe der WWU kein Äquivalent gegenüber, so daß die Gefahr besteht, daß die Verschuldungsanreize nach dem Übergang zur Währungsunion voll zum Tragen kommen werden. ; The Maastricht Treaty, with its definition of the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), has changed the incentives for national debt. Even though it has been tried to keep member states responsible for their national debt, the analysis shows that discipline solely from market pressure cannot be expected. The mechanism of political discipline of the Treaty is provided with an effective sanction in the second stage of EMU, an equivalent sanction in the third stage of EMU is missing, however. Therefore, there is the danger that debt incentives become powerful especially after the introduction of a common European currency.

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  • Heinemann, Friedrich, 1994. "Verschuldungsanreize in der Wirtschafts- und Währungsunion," ZEW Discussion Papers 94-02, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:zewdip:9402

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    1. Homburg, Stefan, 1997. "Ursachen und Wirkungen eines zwischenstaatlichen Finanzausgleichs," EconStor Open Access Articles, ZBW - German National Library of Economics, pages 61-95.
    2. Wolf, Marvin, 2013. "Währungsunionen und Allmendeproblem," Hannover Economic Papers (HEP) dp-521, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät.

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