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Dollarization does promote trade

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  • Lin, Shu
  • Ye, Haichun

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This study re-evaluates the treatment effect of dollarization on trade while explicitly controlling for self-selection of policy adoption. Employing a variety of propensity score matching methods, we show that dollarization not only increases bilateral US trade with dollarized countries, but promotes a dollarizer's bilateral trade with other dollar-zone countries as well.

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  • Lin, Shu & Ye, Haichun, 2010. "Dollarization does promote trade," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 29(6), pages 1124-1130, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jimfin:v:29:y:2010:i:6:p:1124-1130
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    1. Esaka, Taro, 2014. "Are consistent pegs really more prone to currency crises?," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 44(C), pages 136-163.

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