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The Currency Reform as the Last Stage of Economic and Monetary Union: Some Policy Questions

  • Alberto Giovannini
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    The paper discusses the policy problems of a project aimed at substituting several national currencies with one single currency. While these problems are of general interest, the analysis is motivated by the plan for Economic and Monetary Union among the members of the European Community. The issues discussed include the choice of conversion rates and the effects of exchange-rate devaluations at the time of the monetary reform.

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    Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 3917.

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    Date of creation: Nov 1991
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    Publication status: published as European Economic Review Volume 36, April 1992
    Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:3917
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    4. Giovannini, A., 1990. "The Transition To European Monetary Union," Princeton Studies in International Economics 178, International Economics Section, Departement of Economics Princeton University,.
    5. Alberto Giovannini, 1990. "European Monetary Reform: Progress and Prospects," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Economic Studies Program, The Brookings Institution, vol. 21(2), pages 217-292.
    6. N. Gregory Mankiw & David Romer (ed.), 1991. "New Keynesian Economics - Vol. 1: Imperfect Competition and Sticky Prices," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 1, number 0262631334, June.
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