The impacts of the Euro: an evaluation

Vol. 20 No. 1 (2000)

Jan-Mar / 2000
Published January 1, 2000
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Bertella, Mário Augusto. 2000. “The Impacts of the Euro: An Evaluation”. Brazilian Journal of Political Economy 20 (1):75-82.

The impacts of the Euro: an evaluation

Mário Augusto Bertella
Doutorando em Economia pela Universidade Estadual de Campinas – UNICAMP, Campinas/SP, Brasil.
Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 20 No. 1 (2000), Jan-Mar / 2000, Pages 75-82


The introduction of a single currency (euro), in the beginning of 1999, is a historical
event in the international monetary system. This paper evaluates some consequences
of this monetary union concerning the capital markets, performance of Europe, the threat of
the euro in relation to the US dollar as a store of value and possible source of instability in
the exchange markets.

JEL Classification: F45; F42; F33.

Keywords: Euro European Union monetary union economic integration monetary policy