CONTINENTAL DRIFT: IS THE EURO’S FIXED EXCHANGE RATE REGIME UNDERMINING COHESION POLICY?
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Day, C. CONTINENTAL DRIFT: IS THE EURO’S FIXED EXCHANGE RATE REGIME UNDERMINING COHESION POLICY?. European Review https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.54160
The ravages of two world wars and a desire to develop a politically and economically united Europe led to the establishment of the Eurozone in January 1999. The European Monetary Union was a grand experiment that brought eleven European nations under a single currency, the euro. Complexities associated with the implementation of effective fiscal, budgetary and banking coordination left the bloc vulnerable to asymmetries in the productivity and factor markets of its members. This paper analyses how adoption of the euro, which prevented nominal exchange rate adjustments, impacted on the competitiveness and real economies of member states, thereby undermining the European Union’s key priority of creating balanced economic growth and productivity.
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