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Economic Structure and the Decision to Adopt a Common Currency

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  • Frankel, Jeffrey A.
  • Rose, Andrew K.

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In this paper we spell out the advantages and disadvantages of fixing the exchange rate, with particular attention to the relationship between the pattern of economic disturbances and the exchange rate regime.
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  • Frankel, Jeffrey A. & Rose, Andrew K., 1996. "Economic Structure and the Decision to Adopt a Common Currency," Center for International and Development Economics Research, Working Paper Series qt0bw0h379, Center for International and Development Economics Research, Institute for Business and Economic Research, UC Berkeley.
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    Keywords

    optimum; currency area; European intergration; EMU; business cycle; correlation; Social and Behavioral Sciences;

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    • F31 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Foreign Exchange

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