The Euro - How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe

How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe

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Uitgever: Norton
  • Engels
  • 1e druk
  • 9780393354102
  • januari 2017
  • Paperback
  • 448 pagina's
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Joseph E. Stiglitz

Joseph Eugene Stiglitz (/ˈstɪɡlɪts/; born February 9, 1943) is an American economist and a professor at Columbia University. He is a recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2001) and the John Bates Clark Medal (1979). He is a former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank and is a former member and chairman of the (US president's) Council of Economic Advisers. He is known for his support of Georgist public finance theory and for his critical view of the management of globalization, of laissez-faire economists (whom he calls "free market fundamentalists"), and of international institutions such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

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Dismantling the prevailing consensus around what ails Europe, a Nobel Prize-winning economist and best-selling author offers a series of plans that can rescue the continent—and the world—from further devastation. Includes a new section on Brexit. Reprint

In 2010, the 2008 global financial crisis morphed into the ''eurocrisis.'' It has not abated. The 19 countries of Europe that share the euro currency-the eurozone-have been rocked by economic stagnation and debt crises. Some countries have been in depression for years while the governing powers of the eurozone have careened from emergency to emergency, most notably in Greece. In The Euro, Nobel Prize-winning economist and best-selling author Joseph E. Stiglitz dismantles the prevailing consensus around what ails Europe, demolishing the champions of austerity while offering a series of plans that can rescue the continent-and the world-from further devastation. Hailed by its architects as a lever that would bring Europe together and promote prosperity, the euro has done the opposite. As Stiglitz persuasively argues, the crises revealed the shortcomings of the euro. Europe's stagnation and bleak outlook are a direct result of the fundamental challenges in having a diverse group of countries share a common currency-the euro was flawed at birth, with economic integration outpacing political integration. Stiglitz shows how the current structure promotes divergence rather than convergence. The question then is: Can the euro be saved? After laying bare the European Central Bank's misguided inflation-only mandate and explaining how eurozone policies, especially toward the crisis countries, have further exposed the zone's flawed design, Stiglitz outlines three possible ways forward: fundamental reforms in the structure of the eurozone and the policies imposed on the member countries; a well-managed end to the single-currency euro experiment; or a bold, new system dubbed the ''flexible euro.'' With its lessons for globalization in a world economy ever more deeply connected, The Euro is urgent and essential reading.


A cogent and urgent argument of compelling interest to economists and policymakers. -- Kirkus Reviews The euro is a modern tragedy....As its embarrassments have mounted, its supporters club has teemed with political romantics and Europhile journalists. Stiglitz's message to such people is that they are inadvertently destroying what they most cherish. -- Paul Collier - Times Literary Supplement Many of Mr. Stiglitz's most damning observations are on target. -- Wall Street Journal Terrific and clarifying. -- Peter Goodman - The New York Times [Stiglitz] is surely right. Without a radical overhaul of its workings, the euro seems all but certain to fail. -- The Economist Much more than a demolition job. These chapters are full of constructive proposals - a glimpse of what the rescues' would have looked like had the troika, perish the thought, hired their critic Stiglitz to design them. -- Marin Sandbu - Financial Times

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  • Must read voor elke eurofiel en euroscepticus!
    • Toegankelijk
    • Mooi vormgegeven
    • Inspirerend
    • Verrassend
    Toon alle punten Toon alleen de eerste 3 punten

    Geschreven bij The Euro

    Een boek waarin een topeconoom aangeeft wat een kernprobleem is in de economische fundering van de Europese Unie. Hij legt de vinger op de zere plek, waarover nog steeds politieke ontkenning bestaat: de euro is onhoudbaar! Zijn suggesties voor alternatieven vind ik echter iets minder toegankelijk.

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    Meeste argumenten zijn bekend maar worden nog eens goed en enthousiast uitgelegd.

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  • Perfect
    • leest vlot
    • heel erg interessant zelfs vanaf de inleiding

    Geschreven bij The Euro

    perfecte cadeau voor een economist
    Gaf dit boek kano aan mijn vriend die heel erg geïnteresseerd is in de economische wereld,
    hij sprong een gat in de lucht. Ook de mooie afwerking is echt een pluspunt, ligt goed in de hand en staat mooi in de boekenkast!

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januari 2017
1e druk
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