• Theodore Pelagidis
  • Michael Mitsopoulos


In this book, after a necessary introduction to the economics of monetary unions and the relative debate in the academic literature regarding the difficulties that the weaker member states might face specifically in an incomplete union, we have examined the parliamentary debate in Greece ahead of the ratification of the Maastricht Treaty. We also examined the main policy declarations of the government that introduced the Maastricht Treaty for ratification, along with the main published laws that implemented these policy declarations from a legislative perspective. We further interviewed key policy makers of the time to verify the extent of actual implementation of these policies.


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  3. ———. 2010. The Turning Point for the Greek Economy. How a Progressive Pragmatism Can Put It Back on a Path of Growth (in Greek). Athens: Papazisis Publishing House.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Theodore Pelagidis
    • 1
  • Michael Mitsopoulos
    • 2
  1. 1.NR Senior FellowBrookings InstitutionWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.Hellenic Federation of EnterprisesAthensGreece

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