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EMU: An Outsider's Perspective

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  • Eichengreen, B.

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It is appropriate to conlude on a modest note. Economists really know little about the costs and benefits of monetary unification. We have trouble modelling the increase in economic efficiency associated with a single currency, and we disagree about value of an independent monetary policy.

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  • Eichengreen, B., 1996. "EMU: An Outsider's Perspective," Papers 96/26, College Dublin, Department of Political Economy-.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:dublec:96/26
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    1. Frankel, Jeffrey A & Rose, Andrew K, 1998. "The Endogeneity of the Optimum Currency Area Criteria," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 108(449), pages 1009-1025, July.
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    1. McCoy, Daniel, 1997. "How useful is Structural VAR Analysis for Irish economics?," Research Technical Papers 2/RT/97, Central Bank of Ireland.

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    Keywords

    FINANCIAL POLICY; MONETARY AREAS;

    JEL classification:

    • E40 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - General
    • E42 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Monetary Sytsems; Standards; Regimes; Government and the Monetary System

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