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The Evolution of Economic Governance in EMU - P. van den Noord, B. Döhring, S. Langedijk, J. Nogueira Martins, L. Pench, H. Temprano-Arroyo and M. Thiel

Author(s): Paul van den Noord, Björn Döhring, Sven Langedijk, João Nogueira Martins, Lucio Pench, Heliodoro Temprano-Arroyo and Michael Thiel

The Evolution of Economic Governance in EMU - P. van den Noord, B. Döhring, S. Langedijk, J. Nogueira Martins, L. Pench, H. Temprano-Arroyo and M. Thielpdf(991 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 

This paper examines the benefits of co-ordination in EMU in a stylised manner and how these benefits have shaped the co-ordination framework in EMU.

It then discusses in detail the co-ordination experience in four areas that are particularly important for the functioning of EMU: (i) fiscal policy co-ordination under the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP); (ii) the co-ordination of structural policies under the Lisbon Strategy for Growth and Jobs; (iii) the representation and co-ordination of euro-area positions in international financial fora; and (iv) the co-ordination of macroeconomic statistics.

The thrust of the findings is that EMU’s system of economic governance has, overall, proven fit for purpose. The current policy assignment to the institutions and instruments that govern the conduct of economic policy in EMU is sound, even though further progress is necessary in several areas, particularly as regards external representation.


JEL classification: E61, E62, F42, F53, F55

doi:10.2765/80325  


(European Economy. Economic Papers 328. June 2008. Brussels. 79pp. Tab. Graph. Bibliogr. )

KC-AI-08-328-EN (online)
ISBN 978-92-79-08253-5 (online)
ISSN 1735-3187 (online)

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