Explaining attitudes towards the euro: Design of a cross-national study

Anke Müller-Peters, Roland Pepermans, Guido Kiell, Nicole Battaglia, Suzanne Beckmann, Carole Burgoyne, Minoo Farhangmehr, Gustavo Guzman, Erich Kirchler, Cordula Koenen, Flora Kokkinaki, Mary Lambkin, Dominique Lassarre, Francois-Regis Lenoir, Roberto Luna-Arocas, Agneta Marell, Katja Meier, Johanna Moisander, Guido Ortona, Ismael Quintanilla, David Routh, Francesco Scacciati, Liisa Uusitalo, Yvonne M. van Everdingen, W. Fred van Raaij, Richard Wahlund
  • Journal of Economic Psychology, December 1998, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/s0167-4870(98)00031-2

How we studied people's attitudes towards the EU before the launch of Economic and Monetary Union

What is it about?

The paper introduces a special issue on the `Psychology of the European Monetary Union', published in Journal of Economic Psychology in 1998.

Why is it important?

The special issue reports on a collaborative, pan-European research project on citizens' attitudes toward the changeover to the euro, the common European currency, which was carried out in all member states of the European Union (at the end of 90s).


Professor Johanna K. Moisander
Aalto University

This special issue is based on a research project funded by European Union as part of its communication campaign for Economic and Monetary Union. I was the Finnish representative in the research project and responsible for carrying out the survey in Finland. Much later, I also conducted a qualitative study on the campaign with Heidi Hirsto and Kathryn Fahy. This time we focused on the discursive institutional work that the Finnish government undertook at the time to promote EMU and the new currency. The paper was published in Organization Studies in June 2016.

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