Op werkdagen voor 23:00 besteld, morgen in huis Gratis verzending vanaf €20

The Euro - And its Threat to the Future of Europe

Paperback Engels 2017 9780141983240
Verwachte levertijd ongeveer 10 werkdagen


Solidarity and prosperity fostered by economic integration: this principle has underpinned the European project from the start, and the establishment of a common currency was supposed to be its most audacious and tangible achievement. Since 2008, however, the European Union has ricocheted between stagnation and crisis. The inability of the eurozone to match the recovery in the USA and UK has exposed its governing structures, institutions and policies as dysfunctional and called into question the viability of a common currency shared by such different economies as Germany and Greece.

Designed to bring the European Union closer together, the euro has actually done the opposite: after nearly a decade without growth, unity has been replaced with dissent and enlargements with prospective exits. Joseph Stiglitz argues that Europe's stagnation and bleak outlook are a direct result of the fundamental flaws inherent in the euro project - economic integration outpacing political integration with a structure that promotes divergence rather than convergence. Money relentlessly leaves the weaker member states and goes to the strong, with debt accumulating in a few ill-favoured countries. The question then is: Can the euro be saved?

Laying bare the European Central Bank's misguided inflation-only mandate and explaining why austerity has condemned Europe to unending stagnation, Stiglitz outlines the fundamental reforms necessary to the structure of the eurozone and the policies imposed on the member countries suffering the most. But the same lack of sufficient political solidarity that led to the creation of a flawed euro twenty years ago suggests that these reforms are unlikely to be adopted. Hoping to avoid the huge costs associated with current policies, Stiglitz proposes two other alternatives: a well-managed end to the common currency; or a bold, new system dubbed 'the flexible euro.' This important book, by one of the world's leading economists, addresses the euro-crisis on a bigger intellectual scale than any predecessor.


Trefwoorden:economie, euro
Aantal pagina's:512
Uitgever:Penguin Books


Wees de eerste die een lezersrecensie schrijft!

Geef uw waardering

Zeer goed Goed Voldoende Matig Slecht

Over Joseph Stiglitz

Joseph Stiglitz is een van de belangrijkste economen ter wereld. Na ene lange wetenschappelijke loopbaan was hij voorzitter van de Raad van Economisch Adviseurs van oud-president Clinton en van 1997 tot 1999 chef-econoom bij de Wereldbank. Daar moest hij wegens zijn aanhoudende kritiek op het marktfundamentalisme vertrekken. Thans is hij hoogleraar aan de Columbia University.

Andere boeken door Joseph Stiglitz

Managementboek Top 100


Populaire producten



        The Euro - And its Threat to the Future of Europe