A Social Market Economy and European Economic Monetary Union

A Social Market Economy and European Economic Monetary Union

by Dario Velo, Francesco Velo


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Faced with the complexity of the current crisis experienced in a new manner by western countries within the globalisation process, this book provides a significant contribution both to an understanding of the mechanisms at the basis of these events and in proposing prospects for its positive evolution.
The study investigates the new stage in the European integration process involving a transition from monetary union to economic union. The history of monetary unification is analysed from an economic and constitutional point of view and in the perspective of a new European social order, on the basis of the social market economy. An analogous approach is applied to the new stage in the integration process, the economic union.
Three basic principles are analysed: zero inflation, zero deficit and zero debt as preconditions of development. A social market economy is the starting point for addressing these issues. The study ends with an analysis of the Atlantic dimension of a social market economy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783034312912
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
Publication date: 09/05/2013
Pages: 174
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Dario Velo, Full Professor of Management at the University of Pavia. He is European Chair Jean Monnet, Member of the European University Council of the European Commission and President of Collegio Sindacale of the Bank of Italy.
Francesco Velo, researcher, is responsible of the Course of Public Services Management at the Faculty of Economics, University of Pavia. He is Secretary General of the Italian Association for European Studies (AUSE).

Table of Contents

Contents: Lessons from the past: Monetary Union – Future challenges: Economic Union and a Social Market Economy – Economic Union and the Problem of Rules – The Atlantic dimension of a social market economy.

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