How To Fix The Euro

Author: Stephen Pickford
Publisher: Chatham House
ISBN: 9781784130138
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How To Fix The Euro from the Author: Stephen Pickford. The global economic and financial crisis that started in 2007 exposed serious flaws in the euro's original design. This report examines why Europe's economic and monetary union was so badly affected by the crisis, and assesses whether further changes need to be made to the structure of economic governance that underpins it. A Chatham House, Elcano and AREL Report

The Euro

Author: Joseph E. Stiglitz
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393354102
Size: 78.27 MB
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The Euro from the Author: Joseph E. Stiglitz. The Nobel Prize winning economist and best-selling author explains why saving Europe may mean abandoning the euro."

Unhappy Union

Author: John Peet
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1782830839
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Unhappy Union from the Author: John Peet. The euro was supposed to create an unbreakable bond between the nations and people of Europe. But when the debt crisis struck, the flaws of the half-built currency has brought the EU close to breaking point after decades of post-war integration. Deep fault-lines have opened up between European institutions and the nation-states, and often between the rulers and the ruled, raising profound questions about Europe's democratic deficit. Belief in European institutions and national governments alike is waning, while radicals of both the left and the right are gaining power and influence. Europe's leaders have so far proved the doomsayers wrong and prevented the currency from breaking up. "If the euro fails, Europe fails," says Angela Merkel. Yet the euro, and the European project as a whole, is far from safe. If it is to survive and thrive, leaders will finally have to confront difficult decisions. How much national sovereignty are they willing to give up to create a more lasting and credible currency? How much of the debt burden and banking risk will they share? Is Britain prepared to walk away from the EU? And will other countries follow? In their astute analysis of the crisis, the authors describe America's behind-the-scenes lobbying to salvage the euro, economists' bitter debates over austerity, the unseen manoeuvres of the European Central Bank and the tortuous negotiations over banking union. In the final chapter, they set out the stark choices confronting Europe's leaders and citizens.

Too Big To Save How To Fix The U S Financial System

Author: Robert Pozen
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
ISBN: 9780470572979
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Too Big To Save How To Fix The U S Financial System from the Author: Robert Pozen. Industry luminary Robert Pozen offers his insights on the future of U.S. finance The recent credit crisis and the resulting bailout program are unprecedented events in the financial industry. While it's important to understand what got us here, it's even more important to consider how we should get out. While there is little question that immediate action was required to stabilize the situation, it is now time to look for a long-term plan to reform the United States financial industry. That is where Bob Pozen comes in. Perhaps more than anyone in the industry, Pozen commands the respect and attention of the public and private sector. In this timely guide, he outlines his vision for the new financial future and provides actionable advice along the way. To Pozen, there are four high-priority problems that must be addressed, and this book puts them in perspective Analyzes alternative models for government stakes in banks Recommends a new board structure for large financial institutions Examines the importance of broader Fed jurisdiction over systemic risks Proposes a way to revive the securitization of loans With Too Big to Save, you'll learn the likely future of the finance industry and understand why changes have to be made.

The Euro And The Battle Of Ideas

Author: Markus K. Brunnermeier
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400883334
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The Euro And The Battle Of Ideas from the Author: Markus K. Brunnermeier. Why is Europe's great monetary endeavor, the Euro, in trouble? A string of economic difficulties in Greece, Ireland, Spain, Italy, and other Eurozone nations has left observers wondering whether the currency union can survive. In this book, Markus Brunnermeier, Harold James, and Jean-Pierre Landau argue that the core problem with the Euro lies in the philosophical differences between the founding countries of the Eurozone, particularly Germany and France. But the authors also show how these seemingly incompatible differences can be reconciled to ensure Europe’s survival. As the authors demonstrate, Germany, a federal state with strong regional governments, saw the Maastricht Treaty, the framework for the Euro, as a set of rules. France, on the other hand, with a more centralized system of government, saw the framework as flexible, to be overseen by governments. The authors discuss how the troubles faced by the Euro have led its member states to focus on national, as opposed to collective, responses, a reaction explained by the resurgence of the battle of economic ideas: rules vs. discretion, liability vs. solidarity, solvency vs. liquidity, austerity vs. stimulus. Weaving together economic analysis and historical reflection, The Euro and the Battle of Ideas provides a forensic investigation and a road map for Europe’s future.

The Incomplete Currency

Author: Marcello Minenna
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119019095
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The Incomplete Currency from the Author: Marcello Minenna. "The Incomplete Currency explains the reasons that are at the root of the current unsolved Euro zone crisis: The architecture of the Euro, the relationship between finance and the real economy, the functioning of the Eurosystem and how the unique currency has changed EU countries' economies are all topics analysed and illustrated in an elementary yet rigorous way, making extensive use of examples, tables, and numerous coloured graphics. Datasets and their statistical elaborations support the arguments illustrated throughout the book. Facts, not theories, matter: every assumption and statement is justified with strong evidence and data. In a macroeconomic context where the monetary policy is the prerogative of the European Central Bank and fiscal policy. Hopeless austerity works against the economic recovery of the Euro Zone countries, a positive attitude is difficult but necessary. Therefore, from the perspectives of solutions available to restore the unique interest rate curve, the reader is guided through a reasoned journey that carefully considers the pros and the cons of each possible solution and its implications"--

Economics Of Monetary Union

Author: Paul De Grauwe
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198739877
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Economics Of Monetary Union from the Author: Paul De Grauwe. The eleventh edition of Economics of Monetary Union provides a concise analysis of the theories and policies relating to monetary union. The author addresses current issues surrounding the Eurozone, including; a critical discussion of the costs and benefits of possible exits by its member countries, an analysis of the role of the ECB as new single supervisor and detail on the sovereign debt crisis. In Part One the author examines the implications of adopting a common currency, assessing the benefit to each country from being a member of the Eurozone, whilst also questioning whether other parts of the world would gain from monetary unification. Part Two of the book looks at the problems of running a monetary union by analysing Europe's experience and the issues faced by the European Central Bank. Contents List Part One: Costs and Benefits of Monetary Union Chapter 1 The Costs of Common Currency Chapter 2 The Theory of Optimum Currency Areas: A Critique Chapter 3 The Benefits of a Common Currency Chapter 4 Costs and Benefits Compared Part Two: Monetary Union Chapter 5 The Fragility of Incomplete Monetary Union Chapter 6 How to Complete a Monetary Union? Chapter 7 The Transition to a Monetary Union Chapter 8 The European Central Bank Chapter 9 Monetary Policy in the Eurozone Chapter 10 Fiscal Policies in Monetary Unions Chapter 11 The Euro and Financial Markets Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre features: For Students: Links to data sources Essay questions Paul de Grauwe on Twitter Links to articles and papers For Lecturers: Instructor manual PowerPoint slides

Europe And The Euro

Author: Alberto Alesina
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226012859
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Europe And The Euro from the Author: Alberto Alesina. It is rare for countries to give up their currencies and thus their ability to influence such critical aspects of their economies as interest and exchange rates. Yet ten years ago a number of European countries did exactly that when they adopted the euro. Despite some dissent, there were a number of arguments in favor of this policy change: it would facilitate exchange of goods, money, and people by decreasing costs; it would increase trade; and it would enhance efficiency and competitiveness at the international level. A decade is an ideal time frame over which to evaluate the success of the euro and whether it has lived up to expectations. To that aim, Europe and the Euro looks at a number of important issues, including the effects of the euro on reform of goods and labor markets; its influence on business cycles and trade among members; and whether the single currency has induced convergence or divergence in the economic performance of member countries. While adoption of the euro may not have met the expectations of its most optimistic proponents, the benefits have been many, and there is reason to believe that the euro is robust enough to survive recent economic shocks. This volume is an essential reference on the first ten years of the euro and the workings of a monetary union.

The Euro

Author: Chris Mulhearn
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1848442882
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The Euro from the Author: Chris Mulhearn. This title provides a comprehensive overview of the development and design of the European Monetary Union, as well as an intriguing discussion of its prospects for future enlargement.

The Euro And The Crisis

Author: Nazaré da Costa Cabral
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319457101
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The Euro And The Crisis from the Author: Nazaré da Costa Cabral. This book analyzes the effects of the recent crisis and evaluates potential solutions to the gridlock that is currently dominating the Eurozone and the European Union, concerning both the monetary policy and the budgetary and fiscal policy. The timely study highlights the main challenges that European political leaders will face in the months to come. Furthermore, its interdisciplinary approach embraces economic, financial and legal perspectives, so as to ensure the global coherence and comprehensiveness of its content. The contributors to this volume are prominent experts from the areas of Economics, Finance, Law, and Political Science, offering readers a multifaceted view of the topics discussed.