Euro Zone Crisis: Diagnosis and Likely Solutions

16 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2014 Last revised: 29 Apr 2014

Date Written: February 27, 2014


This brief provides a short guiding tour to the Euro zone crisis. It looks at the current situation, the context in which the zone has to deal with such a situation, the way we got here, and the possible way out. The latter outlines a set of minimum steps required to make the euro sustainable.

Keywords: Euro Crisis, Stabilization in Monetary Unions, Banking Union, Lender of Last Resort, Fiscal Discipline

JEL Classification: E6, F3, G2, H3

Suggested Citation

Ballabriga, Fernando, Euro Zone Crisis: Diagnosis and Likely Solutions (February 27, 2014). ESADE Business School Research Paper No. 253. Available at SSRN: or

Fernando Ballabriga (Contact Author)

ESADE Business School ( email )

Av. de Pedralbes, 60-62
Barcelona, 08034

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