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Are better defined rules enough? An assessment of the post-crisis reforms of the governance of EMU

Begg, Iain (2013) Are better defined rules enough? An assessment of the post-crisis reforms of the governance of EMU. Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research, 19 (1). pp. 49-62. ISSN 1024-2589

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The extensive economic governance reforms in the euro area since 2010 have put in place a system (EMU 2) that is intended to be more intrusive, prescriptive and enforceable in constraining Member State economic policies. It can be characterized as a recasting of the stability-orientated framework which is intended to correct the acknowledged shortcomings of the original set-up (EMU 1), but does not fundamentally alter the policy model. Rather its ambition is to be more effective, notably in implementation. This article revisits the economic arguments for monetary integration and considers whether the core features of the new model and the economic logic that underpins them will improve the governance of EMU in assuring macroeconomic stability. It draws attention to remaining gaps in the governance system and discusses possible further reforms

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2013 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: G - Financial Economics > G2 - Financial Institutions and Services > G20 - General
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Projects: 266833
Funders: European Commission’s Seventh Framework Programme for research
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2013 09:50

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