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Restoring Stability to Europe

Robert Shelburne

No 2012_3, ECE Discussion Papers Series from UNECE

Abstract: The eurozone is in political and economic crisis. This is due to the inadequate design of the institutional structure of the eurozone and to the current poor implementation of macroeconomic policy. In designing the eurozone, well established principles of economics were ignored and major decisions were based primarily upon political considerations. Thus it was only a matter of time before these defects would become apparent. In addressing the current crisis that has developed policy makers have misdiagnosed the causes of the crisis and implemented solutions that are largely counterproductive to solving it. This paper describes the underlying factors that led to the inadequate design and improper macroeconomic response and explains what will be necessary in order to create an institutional structure and macroeconomic policy framework that can restore economic stability and growth to the region.

Keywords: eurozone crisis; financial stability; European macroeconomics; fiscal policy; European monetary system (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E58 E60 E61 E62 E63 E65 E66 F55 H60 H87 N14 N94 O52 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 32 pages
Date: 2012-07
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-eec and nep-mac
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Published in UNECE Discussion Paper Series, No. 2012_3

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