The European Sovereign Debt Crisis and the Future of European Economic Sovereignty

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Title:
The European Sovereign Debt Crisis and the Future of European Economic Sovereignty
Author:
Bilby, Taylor Rose
Issue Date:
2013
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The European Union was created to pursue peace on a continent that had been ravaged by war twice in a single generation. It has evolved to include 27 countries, 17 of whom operate under a single currency: the euro. Over the past five years, the euro zone has fluctuated between crises caused by irresponsible financial management. The resulting extensive sovereign debt in a number of European countries is aggravated by the European Union’s weak central structure. In this thesis paper, I begin with the history of the European Union and move into the creation of the Euro and the causes of the European Sovereign Debt Crisis. I will then discuss the issues that exacerbate the debt crisis in two separate EU countries (Greece and Italy) and move into an analysis of the barriers to full recovery. I finish by discussing a potential framework for the future and presenting four steps I find necessary in order to move toward a fiscally healthy European Union.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Business Economics
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Swanson, Gerald

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dc.titleThe European Sovereign Debt Crisis and the Future of European Economic Sovereigntyen_US
dc.creatorBilby, Taylor Roseen_US
dc.contributor.authorBilby, Taylor Roseen_US
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe European Union was created to pursue peace on a continent that had been ravaged by war twice in a single generation. It has evolved to include 27 countries, 17 of whom operate under a single currency: the euro. Over the past five years, the euro zone has fluctuated between crises caused by irresponsible financial management. The resulting extensive sovereign debt in a number of European countries is aggravated by the European Union’s weak central structure. In this thesis paper, I begin with the history of the European Union and move into the creation of the Euro and the causes of the European Sovereign Debt Crisis. I will then discuss the issues that exacerbate the debt crisis in two separate EU countries (Greece and Italy) and move into an analysis of the barriers to full recovery. I finish by discussing a potential framework for the future and presenting four steps I find necessary in order to move toward a fiscally healthy European Union.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.S.B.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineBusiness Economicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSwanson, Gerald-
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