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With no political union in Europe, the Euro crisis may be a ‘never ending game’ for deep-rooted economic reasons

Hancké, Bob (2012) With no political union in Europe, the Euro crisis may be a ‘never ending game’ for deep-rooted economic reasons. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (15 Mar 2012) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The long term causes of the Euro crisis were a Euro monetary policy that in combination with wage policies fuelled rapid growth and wage inflation in smaller economies like Greece, Portugal, Spain and Ireland, while simultaneously depressing growth in the stronger economies like Germany. Bob Hancké argues that fiscal federalism, i.e transfer arrangements between the faster and slower growing regions, may have softened the crisis. But for now it seems, there may be few ways out.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2012 14:06
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/43005/

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