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Games for Central Bankers, Markets v/s Politics in Public Policy Decisions

This paper questions the link between the establishment of a common currency among several countries and the necessity of political coordination. It begins by discussing why conducting a single monetary policy is thought to be easier within a single political unit. It then proceeds to enquire whether market mechanisms could be used to choose optimally the common policy of heterogenous actors, and thus provide an alternative to political decision-making.

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Paper provided by Universite Aix-Marseille III in its series G.R.E.Q.A.M. with number 00a02.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: 2000
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Handle: RePEc:fth:aixmeq:00a02
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