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The Welfare Gains Of Trade Integration In The European Monetary Union

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  • Auray, Stéphane
  • Eyquem, Aurélien
  • Poutineau, Jean-Christophe

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This paper evaluates the welfare gains arising from a deeper trade integration in the European Monetary Union. To do this, the European Monetary Union is represented in a realistic way by an intertemporal general equilibrium model with incomplete financial markets, sticky prices and home bias both in private consumption and production. The model is estimated and globally not rejected by the data. Two main results emerge : (i) an increase in vertical (intermediate goods) trade implies welfare gains while (ii) an increase in horizontal trade implies welfare losses.
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  • Auray, Stéphane & Eyquem, Aurélien & Poutineau, Jean-Christophe, 2010. "The Welfare Gains Of Trade Integration In The European Monetary Union," Macroeconomic Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 14(05), pages 645-676, November.
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    1. Lama, Ruy & Rabanal, Pau, 2014. "Deciding to enter a monetary union: The role of trade and financial linkages," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 72(C), pages 138-165.

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    • F32 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Current Account Adjustment; Short-term Capital Movements
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics
    • F47 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications

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