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Is EMU a Blueprint for Mercosur?

  • Eduardo Levy
  • Federico Sturzenegger

In this paper, we explore the advantages and disadvantages of a monetary union between Mercosur countries in light of the recent European experience. We address the issue both from the perspective of the traditional optimal currency area (OCA) theory as w

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Article provided by Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. in its journal Cuadernos de Economía-Latin American Journal of Economics.

Volume (Year): 37 (2000)
Issue (Month): 110 ()
Pages: 63-99

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