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Symposium 2014

Virtual Library File - Macroeconomic Surveillance for Monetary Policy Management in the SEACEN Countries

The Challenge

Recent debt, currency, or banking crises have proven how difficult it is to forecast such events, let alone to prevent them. For example, the fiscal surveillance mechanism in the Euro Area was unabl ...

Recent debt, currency, or banking crises have proven how difficult it is to forecast such events, let alone to prevent them. For example, the fiscal surveillance mechanism in the Euro Area was unable to prevent the Euro debt crisis, still faced by some EU countries. Consequently, the EU and the G-20 have called for strengthening macroeconomic surveillance by means of closely monitoring a broad set of potential imbalance indicators. However, many issues with regard to macroeconomic surveillance are still hotly debated among economists and policymakers. Analyzing the potential of macroeconomic surveillance and developing forward-looking proposals for its improvement, could certainly contribute to a more stable economic system in the future.

The study reviews the surveillance system of the SEACEN countries with a focus on currency and financial crises. The aim of the study is to enhance cooperation between the SEACEN countries and may also provide insights for other surveillance systems.