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Are international business cycles different under fixed and flexible exchange rate regimes?

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A major concern surrounding European Monetary Union is that output fluctuations of member countries may become more volatile under a common currency because they will have increased sensitivity to foreign business cycles. This article analyzes the link between exchange rate regimes and the behavior of international business cycles.

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  • Michael A. Kouparitsas, 1998. "Are international business cycles different under fixed and flexible exchange rate regimes?," Economic Perspectives, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, vol. 22(Q I), pages 46-64.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedhep:y:1998:i:qi:p:46-64:n:v.22no.1
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