Chapter 6 Economic union
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Chapter 6 examines economic unions. Monetary, fiscal, industrial and regional (spatial location of firms/industries) policies are considered in turn. The point is that all these policies in an economic union can be defended by the same arguments that are used to justify similar policies in a single country consisting of several regions. Monetary policy is the area where the effects of integration are felt first. The eurozone – its origin, controversies and uncertain future – is considered in detail. Fiscal policy refers to taxation and budgetary problems among countries.

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