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Readership: Students on the third year of an Economics degree or postgraduate course. Also students taking an optional module in Monetary Policy on a Politics or European Studies degree.
Paul De Grauwe, Professor of International Economics at the University of Leuven, Belgium.
Part 1: Costs and Benefits of Monetary Union
1: The Costs of a Common Currency
2: The Theory of Optimum Currency Areas: A Critique
3: The Benefits of a Common Currency
4: Costs and Benefits Compared
5: The Fragility of Incomplete Monetary Unions
Part 2: Monetary Union
6: How to Complete a Monetary Union?
7: The Transition to a Monetary Union: Problems of Transition in Central Europe, Problems of Transition of the UK
8: The European Central Bank
9: Monetary Policy in Euroland
10: Fiscal Policies in Monetary Unions
11: The Euro and Financial Markets