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Establishing a Monetary Union

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  • Cooper, R.
  • Kempf, H.

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In contrast to Mundell's inquiry on the optimality of currency areas, this paper aims to understand under what circumstances will a Pareto-dominant monetary union be established. Using a multi-country overlapping generations model, we highlight gains from monetary union arising from reduced transactions costs and lower inflation.

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Paper provided by Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1) in its series Papiers d'Economie Mathématique et Applications with number 2000.28.

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Length: 27 pages
Date of creation: 2000
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Handle: RePEc:fth:pariem:2000.28

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Keywords: MONETARY UNION ; CURRENCIES ; INFLATION;

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  1. Holod, Dmytro & Reed, Robert III, 2004. "Regional spillovers, economic growth, and the effects of economic integration," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 85(1), pages 35-42, October.
  2. Russell W. Cooper & Hubert Kempf., 2001. "Dollarization and the conquest of hyperinflation in divided societies," Quarterly Review, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, issue Sum, pages 3-12.

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