Publication detail

Euro adoption strategy: risks and challenges

Author(s): prof. Ing. Oldřich Dědek CSc.,
Type: IES Working Papers
Year: 2005
Number: 83
Published in: IES WP 2005/83
Publishing place: Prague
Keywords: Euro adoption, Maastricht criteria, nominal and real convergence, inflation targeting, ERM-II membership
JEL codes: E42, E52, E58
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Grants: IES Research Framework Institutional task (2005-2011) Integration of the Czech economy into European union and its development
Abstract: The paper evaluates some policy dilemmas the Czech monetary policy will face on the way towards adopting common currency. The assessment of the inflation criterion concentrates on the potential clash with so called real convergence showing that alleged negative influences on the catching-up process seem to be exaggerated. The reasons leading to some scepticism about the ERM-II arrangement are further explained with distinction placed on eligibility and regime selection motives when applying for the ERM-II membership. Finally, the pros and cons of inflation targeting are discussed from the perspective of promoting the fulfilment of Maastricht requirements. Attention is paid to the issue of optimal exit form inflation targeting having in mind the priority of entering Eurozone with a proper conversion rate.
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