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A Short-run Schumpeterian Trip to Embryonic African Monetary Zones

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  • Simplice A, Asongu

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With the spectre of the Euro crisis looming substantially large and scaring potential monetary unions, this study is a short-run trip to embryonic African monetary zones to assess the Schumpeterian thesis for positive spillovers of financial services on growth. Causality analysis is performed with seven financial development and three growth indicators in the proposed West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) and East African Monetary Zone (EAMZ). The journey is promising for the EAMZ and lamentable for the WAMZ. Results of the EAMZ are broadly consistent with the traditional discretionary monetary policy arrangements while those of the WAMZ are in line with the non-traditional strand of regimes in which, policy instruments in the short-run cannot be used to offset adverse shocks to output. Policy implications are discussed.

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  1. Asongu Simplice, 2013. "Correcting inflation with financial dynamic fundamentals: which adjustments matter in Africa?," Working Papers 13/003, African Governance and Development Institute..
  2. Asongu Simplice, 2013. "REER Imbalances and Macroeconomic Adjustments in the Proposed West African Monetary Union," Working Papers 13/030, African Governance and Development Institute..
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  6. Asongu, Simplice, 2013. "A note on the long-run neutrality of monetary policy: new empirics," MPRA Paper 56796, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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  12. NGUENA, Christian L., 2011. "Heterogeneity of Saving-Investment Causality and Fiscal Coordination Implication: The Case of an African Monetary Union," MPRA Paper 49411, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 31 Aug 2013.

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