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The theory of optimum currency areas and growth in emerging markets

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  • Andreas Hoffmann
  • Gunther Schnabl

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We test for the impact of exchange rate volatility on growth in emerging market economies based on the theory of optimum currency areas. Our findings provide evidence for a positive impact of exchange rate stability on growth.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 18 (2011)
Issue (Month): 6 ()
Pages: 513-517

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Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:18:y:2011:i:6:p:513-517

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  1. Hoffmann, Andreas, 2009. "An Overinvestment Cycle in Central and Eastern Europe?," MPRA Paper 15668, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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