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Optimum Currency Areas Under Inflation Targeting

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  • Øistein RØisland

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  • Ragnar Torvik

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Several countries face the choice between targeting inflation independently and entering a monetary union that targets inflation. The present paper extends the theory of optimum currency areas to deal with this choice. In contrast to the conventional theory, countries might form more of an optimum currency area the more asymmetric supply shocks are. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Open Economies Review.

Volume (Year): 14 (2003)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
Pages: 99-118

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Handle: RePEc:kap:openec:v:14:y:2003:i:2:p:99-118

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Keywords: monetary union; common currency; asymmetric shocks; output stability;

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  5. Holtemöller, Oliver, 2007. "The Effects of Joining a Monetary Union on Output and Inflation Variability in Accession Countries," MPRA Paper 8633, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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