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Why the United Kingdom should join the eurozone

Buiter, Willem H. (2008) Why the United Kingdom should join the eurozone. International Finance, 11 (3). pp. 269-282. ISSN 1468-2362

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Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1468-2362.2008.01224.x


The message of this paper is that the global financial crisis that started in August 2007 provides another powerful and sufficient argument for the United Kingdom to join the EMU and adopt the euro as soon as technically possible. This new financial stability argument for UK membership in the EMU is separate from and in addition to the conventional optimal currency arguments for joining, which have also become more persuasive in the past few years.

Item Type: Article
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Divisions: European Institute
Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2009 13:33
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 00:43

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