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Between Growth and Stability

The Demise and Reform of the European Union’s Stability and Growth Pact Edited by Leila Simona Talani, Professor of International Political Economy, Jean Monnet Chair of European Political Economy, European and International Studies Department, King’s College London and Bernard Casey, University of Warwick, UK
Combining economic and political science perspectives, this timely and important book describes and analyses the circumstances and events leading to the demise and subsequent reform of the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP).
Extent: 224 pp
Hardback Price: $127.00 Web: $114.30
Publication Date: 2008
ISBN: 978 1 84720 206 2
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Combining economic and political science perspectives, this timely and important book describes and analyses the circumstances and events leading to the demise and subsequent reform of the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP).

Between Growth and Stability aims to find a solution to the dilemmas posed by fiscal policy coordination in the context of a single currency area, as well as contrasting the alternative heuristic frameworks and theoretical perspectives employed. It focuses particularly on the question of credibility, its definition and its meaning in the day-to-day workings of economic and monetary union. The book examines the actual performance of the SGP and proposes ways in which the integrity of European fiscal rule making might be improved in the future.

This book will be essential reading for policymakers, politicians, members of European institutions and international organizations. The in-depth analysis will also be invaluable to scholars of international relations and economics, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students in international relations, political science and economics.
‘Very comprehensive and based on a detailed economic and political analysis, Between Growth and Stability is clearly a vital book for both students and seasoned economists. . .’
– Thomas Bauwens, Bibliothèque Européenne
Contributors: M.J. Artis, A. Cafruny, B.H. Casey, G. Fazio, B. Marzinotto, L. Onorante, M. Ryner, L.S. Talani, R. Woods
Contents:

Introduction
Leila Simona Talani

1. Interests or Expectations? A Political Economy Model of the Credibility of Exchange Rate Agreements
Leila Simona Talani and Giorgio Fazio

2. Is the SGP Crisis also the Crisis of the EU? Assessing the EMU from a Structural, Transatlantic Perspective
Alan Cafruny and Magnus Ryner

3. A Dead Stability and Growth Pact and a Strong Euro: There Must be a Mistake!
Leila Simona Talani

4. Bringing Domestic Pressures Back into the Budget: Germany’s Stability Pact and the New Incentive Structure in EMU
Benedicta Marzinotto

5. Notes on the Reformed SGP: Creating and Implementing Effective Macroeconomic Frameworks
Robert Woods

6. The Revision of the Stability and Growth Pact: The Medium-Term Objective
Michael J. Artis and Luca Onorante

Conclusions: The Demise and Reform of the SGP and the Future of EMU: Towards the Disruption of the European Integration Process?
Leila Simona Talani

Index