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  • Carsten Hefeker

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What is the optimal institutional structure for a federal central bank? The framework developed in this paper is used to analyze under what conditions an individual region will prefer a monetary union to be organized according to regional or common influences and how a combination of both can be rationalized. The implications of an enlargement of a monetary union for changes in its institutional setup are also derived. Copyright The editors of the "Scandinavian Journal of Economics", 2003 .

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Volume (Year): 105 (2003)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
Pages: 643-659

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