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  • Kazuko Shirono
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    This paper examines the role of Japan against that of China in the exchange rate regime in East Asia in light of growing interest in forming a currency union in the region. The analysis suggests that currency unions with China tend to generate higher average welfare gains for East Asian countries than currency unions with Japan or the United States. Overall, Japan does not appear to be a dominant player in forming a currency union in East Asia, and this trend is likely to continue if China''s relative presence continues to rise in the regional trade.

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    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 09/3.

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    Length: 34
    Date of creation: 01 Jan 2009
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    Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:09/3

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    Keywords: Japan; East Asia; Exchange rate regimes; Trade; Economic models; Trade models; Data analysis; currency unions; trade effects; exchange rate; regional trade; bilateral trade; exchange rate policy; trade data; trade share; equilibrium model; exchange rate regime; trade barriers; trade costs; trade partners; exchange rate policies; economic cooperation; multilateral trade; bilateral arrangements; per capita income; regional integration; international trade; bilateral trade data; trade effect; trade agreements; free trade; terms of trade; average trade; currency basket; elasticity of substitution; changes in trade; economic integration; trade partner; trade model; exchange rate fluctuations; trade pattern; free trade agreements; monetary unions; removing trade barriers; trade process; currency areas; effective exchange rate; partner country; tariff liberalization; bilateral trade barriers; exchange rates; trade levels; regional trade agreements; free trade arrangements; world trade organization; constant elasticity of substitution; price stability; trade creation; domestic competitors; world output; real effective exchange rate; political economy; world trade; import tariffs; regional trade integration; trade arrangements; trade diversion; trade structure; trade integration; current exchange rate; trade losses; trading partners; optimum currency areas; alternative exchange rate; trade flows; current exchange rate regime; trade agreement;

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    Cited by:
    1. Michael Funke & Roberta Colavecchio, 2009. "Volatility dependence across Asia-Pacific onshore and offshore currency forwards markets," Quantitative Macroeconomics Working Papers 20903, Hamburg University, Department of Economics.


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