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Monetary Unions and External Shocks

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  • Etienne Farvaque

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    (University of Lille 1)

  • Norimichi Matsueda

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    (Kwansei Gakuin University)

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According to Bordo and James (2008), history shows that multinational monetary unions have dissolved mainly under the consequences of external shocks. This paper focuses on the effects of external shocks in assessing the sustainability of a monetary union and provides a theoretical argument that confirms their point.

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Volume (Year): 29 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 1483-1491

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-09-00202

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Keywords: Monetary Union; Optimum Currency Areas; External Shocks;

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