Up to now, the Euro has been successful in replacing the traditional European currencies and in altering the landscape of European Capital Markets. Domestic users of the Euro are almost the same in number as the population of the United STates, although the Gross Domestic Products of the two economies are clearly not comparable. Still, if the Member States within the Euro-area truly want to be recognized as an integrated capital market, some work must be done. This Article will estimate, from current economic thought, what remains to be done and what can be achieved in the short term. Some historical analysis will help in identifying the players and the main trends at work. Moreover, some of the international issues that have been raised by the new role of the European Monetary Union (“EMU”) will be presented.
Rosa Giovanna Barresi,
The Impact of Monetary Union and the Euro on European Capital Markets: What May Be Achieved in Capital Market Integration,
28 Fordham Int'l L.J. 1257
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