The Political Economy of European Monetary Unification

The Political Economy of European Monetary Unification

by Barry Eichengreen, Michele Fratianni, John Woolley, Benjamin Cohen
     
 

The first edition of this book was published in 1994, as the future of monetary unification in Europe was very much in doubt. With Economic and Monetary Union now in place, it is appropriate to bring the scholarship on the topic up to date for the students of international political economics. To this effect, essayists Jeffry Frieden, Geoffrey Garrett, Lisa L.

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The first edition of this book was published in 1994, as the future of monetary unification in Europe was very much in doubt. With Economic and Monetary Union now in place, it is appropriate to bring the scholarship on the topic up to date for the students of international political economics. To this effect, essayists Jeffry Frieden, Geoffrey Garrett, Lisa L. Martin, Benjamin J. Cohen revised four of the original chapters to reflect new conditions. Editors, Barry Eichengreen and Frieden completely rewrote the introductory essay. Three new chapters by Matthew Gabel, Charles Engel, and Paul De Grauwe et al cover public support for EMU, local currency pricing, and whether Europe is now better off? The updated volume’s purpose remains that of bringing the latest in scholarship in Economics and Political Science to bear on the European monetary integration

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Presents the latest scholarship on the economics and politics of European monetary unification, demonstrating how political constraints have shaped the design and operation of Europe's monetary union at the same time that changes in economic structure brought about by monetary integration continue to transform European politics. Discussion encompasses public support for monetary unification, local-currency pricing and the choice for the exchange rate regime, and the politics of Maastricht. Eichengreen teaches economics and political science at the University of California-Berkeley. Frieden teaches government at Harvard University. This second edition contains new material to reflect changes since 1994. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813320816
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
05/18/1994
Series:
Political Economy of Global Interdependence Series
Pages:
198

Meet the Author

Barry Eichengreen is John L. Simpson Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Jeffry Frieden is professor of government at Harvard University. Barry Eichengreen is John L. Simpson Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Jeffry Frieden is professor of government at Harvard University.

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