From EMS to EMU: 1979 to 1999 and Beyond

  • David Cobham
  • George Zis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. David Cobham, George Zis
    Pages 1-2
  3. Ignazio Angeloni, Vítor Gaspar, Oreste Tristani
    Pages 3-38
  4. Charles Goodhart
    Pages 39-42
  5. Christopher Allsopp
    Pages 66-69
  6. Vincenzo Chiorazzo, Luigi Spaventa
    Pages 129-155
  7. John Driffill
    Pages 156-160
  8. Michael Artis
    Pages 161-180
  9. Philip Stephens
    Pages 202-205
  10. Martin Weale
    Pages 206-207
  11. Paul De Grauwe, Hans Dewachter, Yunus Aksoy
    Pages 208-225
  12. Andrew Haldane
    Pages 226-230
  13. Joseph Bisignano
    Pages 256-259
  14. Alan Sutherland
    Pages 282-283
  15. David Cobham
    Pages 284-291
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 292-294

About this book


How did Europe get to monetary union in 1999 and how will EMU work out? Are the member countries starting in good shape and is the European Central Bank going to be a success? Should the UK enter EMU too, and if so when and how? This book provides a stocktaking of the process of European monetary integration as of early 1999 - at the start of European Monetary Union and twenty years after the creation of the European Monetary System. Based upon the first academic conference on the subject since the start of EMU by the Money, Macro and Finance Research Group and bringing together leading academics, researchers and policy-makers - including members of the European Central Bank - the book assesses recent experiences and evaluates likely future developments.


Euro European Central Bank European Monetary Union labor market monetary policy

Editors and affiliations

  • David Cobham
    • 1
  • George Zis
    • 2
  1. 1.University of St AndrewsUK
  2. 2.Manchester Metropolitan UniversityUK

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