A Closer and More Democratic Union to Heal Economic Asymmetries and Help Southern European Countries Such as Greece

Forthcoming 2015: Palgrave McMillan, Who's to Blame for Greece. Austerity in Charge of Fixing a Broken Economy.

Posted: 7 Jul 2015

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Michael S. Mitsopoulos

Hellenic Federation of Enterprises

Theodore Pelagidis

University of Piraeus; Brookings Institution

Date Written: November 3, 2015

Abstract

This chapter addresses the issue of institutional reforms for the euro area itself, elaborating on the notion and a project for a closer and more democratic union to heal economic asymmetries. This is critical for the southern euro area member-states and especially for the weakest economy among them, Greece, if it is to get its economy back on track and recover.

Keywords: Design of political systems, democracy, Monetary policy, Structural policy

JEL Classification: D79, E00, G15

Suggested Citation

Mitsopoulos, Michael S. and Pelagidis, Theodore, A Closer and More Democratic Union to Heal Economic Asymmetries and Help Southern European Countries Such as Greece (November 3, 2015). Forthcoming 2015: Palgrave McMillan, Who's to Blame for Greece. Austerity in Charge of Fixing a Broken Economy., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2626005

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