Posts Tagged ‘monetary union’

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    Eurozone: First Latvia and then Croatia?

    Jun 6, 13 • 374 Views • No Comments

    Reading about Latvia’s probable eurozone entry at the beginning of 2014 and then perhaps Croatia by 2017, I remembered some wise words from economist Russ Roberts. During 2010, he presented a fascinating monologue Econtalk podcast in which Adam Smith...  [read more]

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    A Euro Zone Olympic team?

    Jul 13, 12 • 245 Views • No Comments

    Sharing a larger and more varied pool of European talent was supposed to create an economic synergy. Starting with the European Coal and Steel Community in 1951, the first step was free trade. Nations were added, trade barriers disappeared, and by 2002, they...  [read more]

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    The European Union “Family”

    Jun 2, 12 • 209 Views • No Comments

    The results of a European Pew Research opinion survey among 8 nations reminded me of a dysfunctional family. As you look at the tables below from the Pew Report, you might think of Germany as the successful sibling, Greece as the “black sheep,”...  [read more]

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    An Emperor, Immortality, and Monetary Union

    May 9, 12 • 287 Views • No Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger. Two days ago I visited the Times Square Discovery TSX exhibition of the Terracotta Warriors. It is a fascinating display of history, art, and architecture, and I was particularly struck by some economic artifacts from 221 B.C...  [read more]

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    Aspirin for the Euro Zone?

    May 8, 12 • 248 Views • No Comments

    Tomorrow is Euro Day and it reminds me of aspirin. On May 9, 62 years ago, the French foreign minister proposed a limited economic partnership with West Germany. By the time the treaty was signed in 1951, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium and Italy had...  [read more]