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East Asian Financial and Monetary Cooperation and Its Prospect : Beyond the CMI

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  • Young-Joon Park

    (Korea Institute for International Economic Policy)

  • Yonghyup Oh

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This paper examines the ASEAN+3 cooperation of regional financial safety nets, and reviews the regional monetary issues of a single currency and currency competition in East Asia. We point out potential systemic risks in East Asia and the importance of regional surveillance. ASEAN+3 regional surveillance should move forward to the stronger measures of peer review and peer pressure, and make the AMRO a well-resourced professional surveillance secretariat to create capacity to apply independent conditionality. To this effective surveillance mechanism, we propose to establish the Board of Coordination to support the ASEAN+3 ERPD by confirming its decision or remitting the relevant case to the ASEAN+3 ERPD and providing possible legal consultation. The institution building of the CMIM secretariat will accelerate the establishment of a regional monetary institution, e.g. an Asian Monetary Fund. The current crisis provides sufficient incentives for East Asian economies to pursue internationalization of their currencies, and it would open the possibility towards a single currency in East Asia.

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  • Young-Joon Park & Yonghyup Oh, 2010. "East Asian Financial and Monetary Cooperation and Its Prospect : Beyond the CMI," Finance Working Papers 23112, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:eab:financ:23112
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    Keywords

    Regional financial safety nets; surveillance mechanism; CMIM; ABMI;

    JEL classification:

    • E61 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Policy Objectives; Policy Designs and Consistency; Policy Coordination
    • F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration
    • F55 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy - - - International Institutional Arrangements

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