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Comments on “Euro Adoption and the Labor Market,” by Robert A. Feldman

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Source: Euro Adoption in Central and Eastern Europe : Opportunities and Challenges

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Susan Schadler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2005

ISBN: 9781589063709

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, monetary union, exchange rate stability

Labor market policies and institutions are perhaps the least-discussed aspect of euro adoption—at least from my experience. Thus, I welcome the inclusion of this subject in the conference agenda and the cont...

Comments on “Euro Adoption in the Accession Countries: Vulnerabilities and Strategies,” by Helmut Wagner

Comments on “Euro Adoption in the Accession Countries: Vulnerabilities and Strategies,” by Helmut Wagner »

Source: Euro Adoption in Central and Eastern Europe : Opportunities and Challenges

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Susan Schadler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2005

ISBN: 9781589063709

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, monetary union, exchange rate stability

I would like to congratulate the authors on the excellent survey of the vulnerabilities of the European Union (EU) acceding countries and the various possible strategies for euro adoption in these countries....

Comments on “Exchange Rate Regimes and Macroeconomic Stability in Central and Eastern Europe,” by M. J. Artis

Comments on “Exchange Rate Regimes and Macroeconomic Stability in Central and Eastern Europe,” by M. J. Artis »

Source: Euro Adoption in Central and Eastern Europe : Opportunities and Challenges

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Susan Schadler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2005

ISBN: 9781589063709

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, monetary union, exchange rate stability

The De Grauwe and Schnabl paper has two parts. The first part focuses on the reasons why the enlargement countries are so (justifiably) eager to join the euro zone. The second part is an empirical exercise....

Comments on “Fiscal Policy Challenges for European Union Acceding Countries,” by Jiri Jonas

Comments on “Fiscal Policy Challenges for European Union Acceding Countries,” by Jiri Jonas »

Source: Euro Adoption in Central and Eastern Europe : Opportunities and Challenges

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Susan Schadler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2005

ISBN: 9781589063709

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, monetary union, exchange rate stability

Jürgen von Hagen has prepared a very interesting paper that addresses several important aspects of fiscal policy in the European Union (EU) accession countries: the size and structure of the public sector, t...

Comments on “Real Convergence and Euro Adoption in Central and Eastern Europe: Trade and Business Cycle Correlations as Endogenous Criteria for Joining the EMU,” by Jean-Philippe Cotis

Comments on “Real Convergence and Euro Adoption in Central and Eastern Europe: Trade and Business Cycle Correlations as Endogenous Criteria for Joining the EMU,” by Jean-Philippe Cotis »

Source: Euro Adoption in Central and Eastern Europe : Opportunities and Challenges

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Susan Schadler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2005

ISBN: 9781589063709

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, monetary union, exchange rate stability

Let me say at the outset that I liked this paper a lot. It offers a comprehensive assessment of the empirical evidence on real cyclical convergence through the trade channel. It also provides a thought-provo...

Comments on “Real Convergence, Capital Flows, and Monetary Policy: Notes on the European Transition Countries,” by José Viñals

Comments on “Real Convergence, Capital Flows, and Monetary Policy: Notes on the European Transition Countries,” by José Viñals »

Source: Euro Adoption in Central and Eastern Europe : Opportunities and Challenges

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Susan Schadler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2005

ISBN: 9781589063709

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, monetary union, exchange rate stability

I very much enjoyed reading Lipschitz, Lane, and Mourmouras’s insightful and thought-provoking paper. It addresses extremely important issues for the new member states (NMS), such as how to further real conv...

Comments on “Real Convergence, Economic Dynamics, and the Adoption of the Euro in the New European Union Member States,” by Sue Owen

Comments on “Real Convergence, Economic Dynamics, and the Adoption of the Euro in the New European Union Member States,” by Sue Owen »

Source: Euro Adoption in Central and Eastern Europe : Opportunities and Challenges

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Susan Schadler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2005

ISBN: 9781589063709

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, monetary union, exchange rate stability

These comments draw both on the European Central Bank (ECB) paper by Christian Thimann and on the United Kingdom’s assessment of the five economic tests (convergence, flexibility, investment, financial servi...

Comments on “The Euro and the European Financial Industry,” by Uldis Cērps

Comments on “The Euro and the European Financial Industry,” by Uldis Cērps »

Source: Euro Adoption in Central and Eastern Europe : Opportunities and Challenges

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Susan Schadler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2005

ISBN: 9781589063709

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, monetary union, exchange rate stability

Three issues discussed in the Bottazzi and Giavazzi paper are highly relevant also for the EU accession countries (ACs): financing patterns of firms, home bias in investment portfolios, and consolidation of...

Comments on “The Maastricht Criteria on Price and Exchange Rate Stability and the ERM II,” by György Szapàry†

Comments on “The Maastricht Criteria on Price and Exchange Rate Stability and the ERM II,” by György Szapàry† »

Source: Euro Adoption in Central and Eastern Europe : Opportunities and Challenges

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Susan Schadler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2005

ISBN: 9781589063709

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, monetary union, exchange rate stability

The paper gives an excellent overview of the issues involved in the participation in the Exchange Rate Mechanism II (ERM II). In my remarks, I would like to discuss the following four questions: (1) Is there...

Comments on “Two Roads to the Euro: The Monetary Experiences of Austria and Greece,” by Mitja Gaspari

Comments on “Two Roads to the Euro: The Monetary Experiences of Austria and Greece,” by Mitja Gaspari »

Source: Euro Adoption in Central and Eastern Europe : Opportunities and Challenges

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Susan Schadler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2005

ISBN: 9781589063709

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, monetary union, exchange rate stability

Policymakers from one country study other countries’ relevant prior experiences. As their country prepares to enter the euro area, Slovenia’s policymakers have shown particular interest in the case of Austri...