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Official Dollarization: Current Experiences and Issues, Cato Journal, Vol. 20, No. 2 (Fall 2000), 179-213

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  • Zeljko Bogetic

    (The World Bank)

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The paper reviews the salient features of officially dollarized economies (with particular reference to Panama) and discusses costs and benefits of official dollarization. Also, the paper reviews existing and some potential seigniorage sharing arrangements and discusses conditions that are conducive to official dollarization, especially in Latin America.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series International Finance with number 0510006.

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Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: 05 Oct 2005
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpif:0510006

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Keywords: dollarization monetary unions seigniorage Panama Latin America;

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