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Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) and financial stability

This research topic covers areas such as

  • banking sector
  • excessive indebtedness and competitiveness
  • current account imbalances, international financial flows
  • shadow banking
  • financial markets
  • macroeconomic and fiscal surveillance
  • virtual currencies
  • stock market volatility
  • public investment and quality of public service provision
  • vulnerability to external shocks
  • understanding and measuring budget transfers across the EU
  • structural reforms

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