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Public Support for the Euro

Essays on Labor Productivity, Monetary Economics, and Political Economy, Vol. 2

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  • Analyses the determinants of public support for the EMU and the Euro
  • Uses up-to-date macro and micro econometric techniques on uniquely large Eurobarometer-databases
  • Provides an overview of the author's research to date on the economics and political economy of the euro and EMU

Part of the book series: Contributions to Economics (CE)

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Table of contents (12 chapters)


About this book

The long-term sustainability of the euro and the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) depends heavily on their ability to attract widespread public support. The support shown for the euro throughout its first two decades has helped to shield it against populist attempts at the national level to dismantle the common currency. It has granted political legitimacy to the presidents of the European Central Bank to do “whatever it takes” whenever a serious crisis has threatened the viability of the euro.

Public Support for the Euro is the second of two open-access volumes presenting a selection of the author's essays on Labor Productivity, Monetary Economics, and Political Economy. This second volume brings together eleven of the author's essays, selected with the aim of providing an overview of his research to date on public support for and the economics and political economy of the euro and EMU.

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Economics, Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

    Felix Roth

About the author

PD Dr. Felix Roth is a Senior Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer with the Chair for International Economics in the Department of Economics at the University of Hamburg. In June 2020, he successfully completed his German Habilitation in economics on the topic of Intangible Capital and Labour Productivity Growth and Determinants of Public Support for the Euro. Prior to his appointment at the University of Hamburg, he worked six years as a Research Fellow in the macroeconomic policy unit and as editor of the journal Intereconomics at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels. In addition to his ongoing research association with the department of economics at the University of Göttingen, he worked as a Research Fellow, Scientific Expert, and Economic Policy Advisor for the European Commission in Brussels for over three years.

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