Euro stories: The Irish experience of currency change

Ranyard, Rob (2007) Euro stories: The Irish experience of currency change. Journal of Consumer Policy, 30 (4). pp. 313-322. ISSN 0168-7034

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This paper presents an overview of an interview study carried out in the Republic of Ireland approximately one year after the introduction of the euro in January 2002, and also compares the Irish experience to that of the other initial Eurozone countries. The new currency seems to have been rather more positively received in Ireland than elsewhere. Irish adults had a generally more positive attitude towards the new currency and seemed to have adapted to it rather well. Nevertheless, they shared some common experiences and problems with citizens of other countries, such as the perception that the introduction of the euro raised inflation more than it actually did, confusion of notes and coins, and the use of coping strategies involving price conversion to the former currency. The implications of the Irish experience for policy are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Full text is not available in this repository.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Euro changeover,adaptation,Ireland,everyday financial transactions,interviews
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: School of Education and Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Scott Wilson
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2013 12:51
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2013 14:44
Identification Number: 10.1007/s10603-007-9050-5

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