ìNew" Views on the Optimum Currency Area Theory: What is EMU Telling US?
AbstractThis paper traces the advancements of the optimum currency area theory through its successive phases: the "pioneering phase," the "cost-benefit phase," the "reassessment phase," and the "empirical phase" in which we focus mostly on Europe because there is now a wealth of data, research and other information on European integration. The thrust of the pioneering contributions is still relevant and that the analysis of the benefits and costs from monetary integration has greatly evolved. There are more benefits and some of the perceived costs are smaller than previously thought. We also need to distinguish between an "OCA question" and an "EMU question."
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- Mongelli, Francesco Paolo, 2002. ""New" views on the optimum currency area theory: what is EMU telling us?," Working Paper Series 0138, European Central Bank.
- E42 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Monetary Sytsems; Standards; Regimes; Government and the Monetary System
- F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
- F33 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions
- F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics
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- NEP-ALL-2002-07-08 (All new papers)
- NEP-CBA-2002-07-08 (Central Banking)
- NEP-EEC-2002-07-08 (European Economics)
- NEP-IFN-2002-07-08 (International Finance)
- NEP-MON-2002-07-08 (Monetary Economics)
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