Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/171743
Authors: 
Blesse, Sebastian
Boyer, Pierre C.
Heinemann, Friedrich
Janeba, Eckhard
Raj, Anasuya
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
ZEW Discussion Papers 17-059
Abstract: 
This study analyzes results from an original survey of members of the French and German parliaments (Assemblée Nationale, Sénat and Bundestag) on economic policies and institutions of the Eurozone. We find that French politicians are significantly more supportive of Eurobonds, a European unemployment insurance scheme, and an active monetary policy by the ECB than German politicians. At the same time, there are significant differences along party lines, which are often quantitatively more important than differences in nationality. Left-leaning members of parliaments are in favor of new policy instruments at the European or Eurozone level, but are skeptical about the fiscal constraints of the Fiscal Compact. There is widespread consensus across parties and countries that more investment at national levels is warranted.
Subjects: 
EMU reforms
policy preferences
elite survey
members of national parliament
comparative politics
JEL: 
E60
E62
F15
H60
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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