Some Economic Uncertainties of Monetary Union

  • Ian D. Davidson


One of the most frequent themes heard during the enquiry was the fear (or the prediction) that membership of the projected system of monetary union might not be in Britain’s interests, because the whole system might itself not work well. This concern surfaced as a recurrent anxiety during many of the sessions, and it came from both sides of the argument. The anxieties can be grouped under four subheadings:
  1. 1.

    Economic convergence.

  2. 2.

    The asymmetry between monetary and fiscal union.

  3. 3.

    Risks of fiscal irresponsibility.

  4. 4.

    The transition to a single currency.



Member State European Central Bank Monetary Union Economic Uncertainty Maastricht Treaty 
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