29 April 2011

Call for Papers: The Future of the Euro: Is Euroland an Optimum Currency Area?

A special issue of International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance

The objective of this special issue is to collect a number of papers that investigate the pre- and post-crisis economic conditions of Euro member countries, and to explore whether the Euro area is an optimum currency area. If it is not, what went wrong, what factors contributed to this, and what is the future of the Euro?

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Convergence
  • Fiscal policies
  • Shocks and business cycles
  • Transmission mechanisms in monetary policy
  • Role of Euro exchange rates
  • Regional asymmetries
  • Labour markets
  • Productivity differences
  • The banking sector
  • Asset pricing and crisis
  • Regulatory issues
  • Macroeconomic costs and benefits of joining the Euro: pre- and post-crisis evidence
  • EU enlargement
  • Immigration issues
Important Dates
Deadline for submission: 15 October, 2011
Deadline for final submission after (any) corrections: 20 December, 2011

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