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Contra Euro 2/n

The Eurozone is not an optimum currency area. The Euro as such was a bad idea to begin with. Notably, this was the standard view of US economists. The North American argument (originating in Canada) was that a currency should be used in an area within which people are willing to move to get a job. The original argument was that the US dollar zone and Canadian dollar zone were not optimal areas and that Western Canada should have the same currency as...

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Contra Euro 1/N

I have discovered that there are still people who think that adopting the Euro was a good idea, or at least not a bad idea, or at least not a catastrophe. They seem to have decided that the Greek fiscal tragedy is a minor issue. I will leave it out of the discussion. My view is that the Euro *and* the Stability and Growth Pact have worked together to endanger the project of European integration. There are strange developments of far right,...

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Presentazione Sei lezioni di economia

Presentazione delle Sei lezioni di economia presso il Circolo Dossetti di Milano (tanto per distrarsi coi vecchi problemi). In basso nella pagina è possibile individuare i diversi spezzoni. Il libro tira ancora tanto in libreria a due anni e mezzo dall'uscita (come prodotto di nicchia, per intenderci) https://www.circolidossetti.it/sergio-cesaratto-sei-lezioni-di-economia/ 

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Il triste anniversario di Maastricht

  Da Micromega del 4 febbraio 2022 (versione inglese Brave New Europe) Il triste anniversario di Maastricht Sergio Cesaratto   La flessibilità dei mercati e lo scioglimento dei lacci e lacciuoli sono stati gli strumenti giusti per la crescita economica dei Paesi europei? Il bilancio di tre decenni del Trattato di Maastricht e dei suoi precetti liberisti non è commendevole. E dovrebbe far riflettere tutti, specie a sinistra....

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Maastricht: nessun prosecco

 Da Brave New Europe, 1 febbraio 2022Sergio Cesaratto – The anniversary of Maastricht: little to celebrate The Maastricht Treaty was signed on 9 February 1992. Thirty years later it is responsible for much suffering, inequality, and poverty within the fragile eurozone. Sergio Cesaratto teaches European monetary and fiscal policies at the University of Siena. He is author of Heterodox Challenges in Economics – Theoretical Issues and the Crisis of...

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On a book by ECB’s economists

An ECB’s Staff Narrative of Two Decades of European Central Banking: a critical review Working Paper n.866 Dicembre 2021Sergio Cesaratto DEPS, USiena Abstract Monetary Policy in Times of Crisis (Rostagno et al. 2021) has three relevant features. The first is its criticism of the absence of an adequate European fiscal policy during the financial crisis. This left the ECB on its own. The second feature concerns the...

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Those Italian subsidies for Germany

Sergio Cesaratto – Those Italian subsidies for Germany December 8, 2021 Economics, EU politics, EU-Institutions, Finance, Inequality, National Politics, Regulation Italy has paid for certain ill-advised policies of the ECB – influenced by Berlin, the dominant power in Europe – with dozens of points of additional debt/GDP and finding itself ever poorer, while Germany symmetrically gained. Sergio Cesaratto teaches European monetary and fiscal...

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The hawks’ trick to make Italy fall into a trap

Sergio Cesaratto – The hawks’ trick to make Italy fall into a trap November 3, 2021 Economics, EU politics, EU-Institutions, Finance, National Politics, Regulation The future of European governance is still being discussed, but not in Italy. Italy runs the risk of being trapped in deceptively lenient rules Sergio Cesaratto is Professor of Growth and Development Economics and of Monetary and Fiscal Policies in the European Monetary Union,...

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Draghi, falchi e colombe. Intervista a Il sussidiario.net

PATTO DI STABILITÀ/ Il trucco dei falchi per far cadere l’Italia in trappola Pubblicazione: 31.10.2021 - int. Sergio Cesaratto Si continua a discutere, ma non in Italia, del futuro della governance europea. Il nostro Paese rischia di rimanere intrappolato in regole all’apparenza convenientiPer l’Italia si tratterebbe di una modifica positiva? Secondo Sergio Cesaratto, Professore di Politica monetaria e fiscale europea all’Università di Siena, che ha...

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