On 1 January 2009, it will be ten years since the move to the third and final stage of Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and the launch of the euro. To mark this important anniversary, the European Commission is undertaking a strategic review of EMU after 10 years.
On 26 and 27 November 2007, in Brussels, DG ECFIN (Directorate General Economic and Financial Affairs), in co-operation with BEPA, held a workshop assessing the past, present and future of EMU.
The workshop provided an opportunity for original contributions to analyse such topics as:
Contributors to the workshop ncluded : P Aghion, A Ahearne, C Allsopp, J Alworth, G Arachi, I Begg, M Bordo, G Corsetti, Z Darvas, J Dolado, B Eichengreen, S Gerlach, F Giavazzi, P de Grauwe, J von Hagen, A Hughes Hallet, T Japelli, E Kharoubbi, F Mongelli, M Pagano, J Pisani-Ferry, R Portes, A Sapir, S Scarpetta, G Szapáry, D Vines and C Wyplosz.
By invitation only.
The workshop papers are being circulated in the series European Economy – Economic Papers. They will also be published together with the comments of the discussants in a volume edited by Marco Buti, Servaas Deroose and Vítor Gaspar.