Economic divergences among Eurozone countries have played an increasingly important role in ECB decision-making since the start of the crisis.LSE EUROPP Blog
Document TypeNews Article
AbstractDo national economic shocks, such as the debt crisis in Greece, influence ECB interest rate decisions? As Florence Bouvet and Sharmila King note, the ECB officially bases its decision-making on euro-wide data, rather than the situation in individual Eurozone countries. However, this ‘one size fits all’ approach may be inappropriate in cases where there are fundamental economic differences between individual countries. Outlining the results of a study into ECB decision-making, they find that national divergences, particularly among those in the Eurozone’s periphery, have played an increasingly important role during the financial and sovereign debt crises.
Citation InformationSharmila K. King and Florence Bouvet. "Economic divergences among Eurozone countries have played an increasingly important role in ECB decision-making since the start of the crisis." LSE EUROPP Blog (2013) ISSN: 2572-6803
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