Economics at your fingertips  

Echoing the european monetary integration in the czech republic

Oldrich Dedek

Prague Economic Papers, 1998, vol. 1998, issue 3

Abstract: Even in the case of an optimistic scenario of joining the EU at an early stage in the next century, CE countries are highly unlikely to participate in the take-off stage of EMU. Instead, they are expected to address some more elementary issues related to their transition processes. But the fact of being a small and open economy implies a high degree of macroeconomic discipline, in many respects not so much unlike that embedded in the Maastricht convergence criteria. Whatever disputes many surround the Maastricht convergence criteria, one can scarcely deny that they do suggest directions in which CE economies need to further upgrade their fundamentals. They put aside, however, so-called real convergence measured by the level of GDP per capita. The currency crisis in the Czech Republic delivered the lesson that the growth rates, if not underpinned by a healthy macroeconomic background, are short-lived and bring only lags Into the catching-up process.

Date: 1998
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) (text/html)
free of charge

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
Editorial office Prague Economic Papers, University of Economics, nám. W. Churchilla 4, 130 67 Praha 3, Czech Republic

DOI: 10.18267/j.pep.152

Access Statistics for this article

Prague Economic Papers is currently edited by Klára Pavlová

More articles in Prague Economic Papers from Prague University of Economics and Business Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Stanislav Vojir ().

Page updated 2023-06-15
Handle: RePEc:prg:jnlpep:v:1998:y:1998:i:3:id:152