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Varieties of Monetary Reforms

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  • Pierre L. Siklos

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This paper surveys three types of monetary arrangements. It considers how the choice of an exchange rate regime, the degree of central bank independence, or choice of currency unions or boards depends not only on economic considerations but also on political economy considerations. In economic terms, the choice of monetary regime will depend on the policy that is best suited to reducing or stabilizing inflation. In political economy terms, the choice of monetary arrangement will ultimately depend on how independent a country wishes to be from shocks emanating from the rest of the world and the weight politicians attach to influencing economic conditions in their own country.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 94/57.

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Length: 30
Date of creation: 01 May 1994
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:94/57

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  1. Leertouwer, Erik & Maier, Philipp, 1999. "Who creates poltical business cycles? : (should central banks be blamed?)," Research Report 99E56, University of Groningen, Research Institute SOM (Systems, Organisations and Management).
  2. Horvath, Julius, 2003. "Optimum currency area theory: A selective review," BOFIT Discussion Papers, Bank of Finland, Institute for Economies in Transition 15/2003, Bank of Finland, Institute for Economies in Transition.
  3. Moise Sidiropoulos & Jamel Trabelsi & Costas Karfakis, 2005. "Has the 'franc fort' exchange rate policy affected the inflationary dynamics? Theory and new evidence," International Economic Journal, Taylor & Francis Journals, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 19(3), pages 379-395.
  4. Branka Mraovic, 2010. "The geopolitics of currencies and the issue of monetary sovereignty," Social Responsibility Journal, Emerald Group Publishing, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 6(2), pages 183-196, July.

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