By Patrick M. Crowley

The release of the Euro has already had profound results on either ecu economies and societies - however it can be of big value for the overseas group as an entire. This well timed booklet, from a set of key names in ecu Integration experiences, is an authoritative piece of labor that's really multi-disciplinary by way of nature.

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Obstfeld 1998, p. 14. The economic importance of central bank independence has received a lot of attention from economists over the last decade. Alesina and Summers (1993) and Cukierman et al. (1992), among others, have identified a negative correlation between various indicators of central bank independence and long-run industrial countries’ inflation rates. The link between economic growth and central bank independence is less clear, see nevertheless Cukierman and Webb (1995). For an overview of the political economy of central bank independence, see Eijffinger and De Haan (1996).

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