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Financial integration and macroeconomic adjustments in a monetary union


  • Vincent Duwicquet
  • Jacques Mazier


In a monetary union, such as the euro zone, adjustments facing asymmetric evolutions are more difficult due to fixed intra-European exchange rates. Well-integrated capital markets, with portfolio diversification and intrazone credit, would constitute a powerful adjustment mechanism, according to the "international risk-sharing" approach. A different approach is adopted, based on a "stock-flow consistent" model of a monetary union along the lines of Godley and Lavoie (2007). Two results can be underlined. Holding foreign assets has a stabilizing role, but the capital income stabilizing coefficient seems small. By contrast, intrazone credit seems to have no specific stabilization effects.

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  • Vincent Duwicquet & Jacques Mazier, 2010. "Financial integration and macroeconomic adjustments in a monetary union," Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 33(2), pages 333-370, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:mes:postke:v:33:y:2010:i:2:p:333-370

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