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Economic Integration, Asymmetries and the Desirability of a Monetary Union

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  • Carre, M
  • Levasseur, S
  • Portier, F

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Symmetry of shocks across countries is often considered as a necessary condition for a monetary union. We show that the measure of shocks symmetry does not reveal a deep parameter, and depends on economic integration. The more integrated economies are, the more aysmmetric are GDPs for a given set of sectoral shocks.

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  • Carre, M & Levasseur, S & Portier, F, 1996. "Economic Integration, Asymmetries and the Desirability of a Monetary Union," Papiers d'Economie Mathématique et Applications 96.54, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1).
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:pariem:96.54
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    1. Sandrine Levasseur, 2011. "Production under foreign ownership and domestic volatility: an empirical investigation at the sector level," Working Papers hal-01069476, HAL.

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    Keywords

    ECONOMIC INTEGRATION ; MONETARY UNION ; INFORMATION;

    JEL classification:

    • E3 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration

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