Feasibility of Currency Unions in Asia - An Assessment Using Generalized Purchasing Power Parity -
This paper examined the economic feasibility of forming a regional currency block in Asia, by adopting a generalized purchasing power parity (G-PPP) approach to identify the existence of common trends in real exchange rates among a group of countries. To be specific, we conducted both bilateral and multilateral co-integration estimation on real exchange rates with the samples of 17 Asian countries covering south Asia during the post- 1997-98 crisis period. Our findings are as follows; First, Japan, China and Korea are shown to be little candidate for any optimum currency areas. Second, ASEAN and south Asia, as a group, passed the G-PPP condition. Third, some co-integrating interactions were interestingly found between ASEAN and south Asian members. Our strategic implication emphasizes on the significance of a smaller local subgroup multi-speed strategy toward a long-run goal of currency union in Asia.
Volume (Year): 6 (2010)
Issue (Month): 5 (June)
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- Changmo AHN & Hong-Bum KIM & Dongkoo CHANG, 2006. "Is East Asia Fit For An Optimum Currency Area? An Assessment Of The Economic Feasibility Of A Higher Degree Of Monetary Cooperation In East Asia," The Developing Economies, Institute of Developing Economies, vol. 44(3), pages 288-305.
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