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CHARACTERIZING MACROECONOMIC SHOCKS IN THE CEECs

  • Oscar Bajo-Rubio

    (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha and Instituto de Estudios Fiscales)

  • Carmen Díaz-Roldán

    (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha)

In this paper we analyze the nature of the shocks hitting the CEECs over the recent years. To this end, we first evaluate the relative importance of symmetric vs. asymmetric shocks, and then extract their temporary component. Our final aim would be assessing the vulnerability of the CEECs to temporary and asymmetric shocks, which would be the most harmful case for the operation of a monetary union. Finally, a comparison with the case of the current EMU members is also presented.

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Paper provided by Asociación Española de Economía y Finanzas Internacionales in its series Working Papers with number 05-12.

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Length: 10 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2005
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Handle: RePEc:aee:wpaper:0512
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