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On the theoretical determination of optimal currency areas in the framework of club theory

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  • Friedrich L. Sell

    (Department of Economics, Technical University of Dresden, Germany)

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    The paper provides an analytical approach to determine ex ante the optimal size (number ofparticipants) and the optimal monetary conditions (inflation rate) of a monetary union. In the first part, the case of homogenous members is presented from the »total economy point of view» put forward by club theory. In the second part, the case of heterogenous members is explained on the background of the prospective European Monetary Union. Here also the »individual member point of view» and stability problems are discussed.

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    Article provided by Finnish Economic Association in its journal Finnish Economic Papers.

    Volume (Year): 9 (1996)
    Issue (Month): 2 (Autumn)
    Pages: 126-143

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    Handle: RePEc:fep:journl:v:9:y:1996:i:2:p:126-143

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    1. Alberto Alesina & Vittorio Grilli, 1993. "On the Feasibility of a One or Multi-Speed European Monetary Union," NBER Working Papers 4350, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Hughes Hallett, A J & Vines, D, 1993. "On the Possible Costs of European Monetary Union," The Manchester School of Economic & Social Studies, University of Manchester, vol. 61(1), pages 35-64, March.
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    1. Sell, Friedrich L., 2001. "Braucht es monetäre und reale Konvergenz für eine (in einer) Währungsunion? Anmerkungen zu einer aktuellen Debatte," Working Papers in Economics 2001,1, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Economic Research Group.
    2. Sell, Friedrich L., 2004. "Währungspolitik im Dienste von Entwicklung : Immer noch ein Forschungsprogramm!," Working Papers in Economics 2004,2, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Economic Research Group.
    3. Krumm, Raimund & Herz, Bernhard, 1997. "Voting requirements, concessions, international side payments and the European Monetary Union," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 13(4), pages 691-703, December.
    4. Sell, Friedrich L., 1999. "Die EWWU als Club: Positive und normative Implikationen für den Beitritt mittel- und osteuropäischer Reformstaaten ; Beitrag für den Projektbericht: Währungspolitische Optionen für die mittel- un," Working Papers in Economics 1999,4, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Economic Research Group.

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