IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

The Application Of Optimum Currency Area Criteria To Croatia


  • Tanja Broz

    (The Institute of Economics Zagreb, Zagreb Croatia)


This paper investigates if Croatia would benefit from the introduction of euro. Croatia has been gravitating towards Europe for decades, especially towards Germany. The same period, until the introduction of stabilization program in late 1993, was characterized by hyperinflation which caused loosing the trust in domestic currency. Also, Croatia is a small country in territory and in economic power, so one could argue that loosing monetary independence would not hurt it. But what if Croatia does not have synchronized business cycle with the euro area? Then a single monetary policy would not be of benefit to it and Croatia is too small country to have powerful voice in ECB. The theory of optimum currency areas can help to find the answer to those concerns.

Suggested Citation

  • Tanja Broz, 2007. "The Application Of Optimum Currency Area Criteria To Croatia," Revista Tinerilor Economisti (The Young Economists Journal), University of Craiova, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, vol. 1(9), pages 7-19, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:aio:rteyej:v:1:y:2007:i:9:p:7-19

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    1. Frankel, Jeffrey A. & Rose, Andrew K., 1996. "A panel project on purchasing power parity: Mean reversion within and between countries," Journal of International Economics, Elsevier, vol. 40(1-2), pages 209-224, February.
    2. Jarko Fidrmuc & Iikka Korhonen, 2004. "The Euro goes East: Implications of the 2000–2002 Economic Slowdown for Synchronisation of Business Cycles between the Euro area and CEECs," Comparative Economic Studies, Palgrave Macmillan;Association for Comparative Economic Studies, vol. 46(1), pages 45-62, March.
    3. Barro, Robert J. & Gordon, David B., 1983. "Rules, discretion and reputation in a model of monetary policy," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 12(1), pages 101-121.
    4. Iikka Korhonen, 2003. "Some empirical tests on the integration of economic activity between the euro area and the accession countries," The Economics of Transition, The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, vol. 11(1), pages 177-196, March.
    5. Frankel, Jeffrey A. & Rose, Andrew K., 1997. "Is EMU more justifiable ex post than ex ante?," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 41(3-5), pages 753-760, April.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    More about this item


    optimum currency area criteria; Croatia;

    JEL classification:

    • G00 - Financial Economics - - General - - - General
    • G18 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Government Policy and Regulation


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:aio:rteyej:v:1:y:2007:i:9:p:7-19. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Ionascu Costel). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.