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Challenges for monetary policy in Euroland

de Grauwe, Paul (2002) Challenges for monetary policy in Euroland. Journal of Common Market Studies, 40 (4). pp. 693-718. ISSN 1747-5244

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Identification Number: 10.1111/1468-5965.00394


Despite the economic and political success of its launch, the challenges ahead for the euro are formidable. This article analyses some of these challenges, focusing particularly on the monetary policy strategy of the European Central Bank (ECB) and on the implications of enlargement of the monetary union to up to 27 Member States. The monetary policy strategy and inflation target of the ECB are criticized for being unrealistic and possibly damaging to the ECB’s credibility. It is shown that unless the mechanisms for taking interest rate decisions are rethought, there are risks that the wrong decisions will be taken after enlargement.

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Additional Information: © 2002 Blackwell Publishing
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
J Political Science > JZ International relations
JEL classification: E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E5 - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit > E52 - Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects)
F - International Economics > F3 - International Finance > F36 - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2012 09:10
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2021 03:37

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