The Euro in the 21st Century: Economic Crisis and Financial Uproar

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2010 - Political Science - 312 pages
Current economic imbalances are causing some Eurozone Member States to rethink their economic and political views concerning the euro. This timely work clarifies perceptions of the euro and demonstrates that it has become a true common currency, and the Eurozone an optimal currency area. The book is a valuable contribution to the literature on Political Economy, Economics, and International Relations.
 

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Contents

HISTORICAL AND THEORETICAL INTRODUCTION TO THE EURO
1
Historical and Theoretical Considerations
3
THE EURO AS A COMMON INTERNATIONAL AND GLOBAL CURRENCY AN EMPIRICAL STUDY
25
Statistical Analysis of the Euro as a Stabilizer for the Eurozone
49
The Euro as an International and Global Currency
81
THE EURO AND THE EUROZONE BEFORE DURING AND AFTER THE FIRST ECONOMIC CRISIS OF THE 21ST CENTURY
109
The New Monetary Order of the 21st Century
111
The Eurozone and its First Economic Crisis
143
The Future of the Eurozone and the EU at a Crossroads Coordination or Breakup
183
The Euro in the TwentyFirst Century The Need for a Euro Index
211
CONCLUSION
247
The Eurozone in the 21st Century
249
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Maria Lorca-Susino, University of Miami, USA

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