European Monetary Integration

EMS Developments and International Post-Maastricht Perspectives

  • Paul J. J. Welfens

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Introduction

EC monetary integration was reinforced in the 1980s when macroeconomic convergence and a dominant role of the German Bundesbank created the basis for relatively stable exchange rates and increasing EC trade volumes. Reduced capital controls and rising capital mobility as well as German unification caused shifts and shocks which undermined EMS stability in a critical period - the transition to EMU in accord with the Maastricht Treaty which called for further increasing monetary integration. The analysis focuses on these issues, the EMS crisis of 1992/93, the topic of optimum currency areas and the problem of fiscal policies/regional stabilization in Europe, the US and Canada. This book gives an assessment of the EMS developments and shows how financial market liberalization as well as the EC 1992 project affect the process of economic and monetary union.

Keywords

Europa European Community European Monetary Integration European Monetary Union European Union European integration Europäische Union Europäisches Währungssystem Geldpolitik International Economics Maastric Maastricht Maastricht Treaty europe

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul J. J. Welfens
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Internationale Wirtschaft/Europäische WirtschaftspolitikUniversität MünsterMünsterGermany
  2. 2.American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)The Johns Hopkins UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-97540-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-97542-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-97540-0
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