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An Assessment of the Currency Board Regime in Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Nadja Kamhi
  • Vivek H. Dehejia

This paper describes currency board regime operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina and assesses their performance and sustainability in the context of the economic, political, and institutional environment. To the best of our knowledge, our study seems to be unique in this respect. Based on our analysis, we judge that Bosnia and Herzegovina's currency board regime is well suited and appropriate, given the country's history, its current state, and its future goals. Nevertheless, we believe that the key to the currency board's sustainability, and an eventual accession to the European Union, is a stronger legal and regulatory infrastructure and a more unified political system.

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Volume (Year): 42 (2006)
Issue (Month): 6 (December)
Pages: 46-58

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