Is there a necessity for revision of reference values (inflation and deficit) of the Maastricht monetary convergence criteria by considering the equilibrium characteristics of new, catching up member-states? Drawing on governmental documents and reports issued by the IMF, EBRD, Bulgarian Agency for Economic Analysis and Forecasting, Bulgarian and Hungarian National Bank and interviews with former and present governmental officials and respected scholars, this work argues that the existing Balassa- Samuelson (BS) effect in the catching-up transition economies frustrates the possibility for compliance with the Maastricht monetary convergence criteria necessary for EMU membership. The study recommends the Maastricht criteria to be defined in reference to the average inflation rate of the euro zone (the Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices, HICP), not the three EU members with the lowest inflation rate.
|Number of Pages||72|
|Book Type||International economics|
|Country of Manufacture||India|
|Product Brand||LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing|
|Product Packaging Info||Box|
|In The Box||1 Piece|
|Product First Available On ClickOnCare.com||2015-07-29 00:00:00|