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On the mark(s): Optimum currency areas in Germany

  • Ghosh, Atish R.
  • Wolf, Holger C.

In 1990, the Deutschemark replaced the Ost-Mark as the sole legal in East Germany. The choice of a common money - instead of a continuation of two separate monetary systems - reflected, in large measure, political rather than economic considerations. This sentiment was encapsulated in the popular demonstration slogan: "Either the DM comes to us , or we'll come to the DM".

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Volume (Year): 13 (1996)
Issue (Month): 4 (October)
Pages: 561-573

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