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Macroeconomic coordination and commercial integration in MERCOSUR

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  • Afonso S. Bevilaqua

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Commercial integration in the Mercosur area has increased substantially in the last few years and it is expected to continue to grow rapidly in the near future. However, given the historical record of policy management in the region, especially in Brazil and Argentina, the main partners of this integration initiative, it is not clear whether macroeconomic policies will provide the required conditions of sustainability for such a rapid trade expansion. This paper discusses the relationship between macroeconomic coordination and commercial integration in the context of Mercosur. After examining the impact of policy instability on trade flows within the region in recent years, it evaluates the prospects for closer coordination of macroeconomic policies in the future.

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  • Afonso S. Bevilaqua, 1997. "Macroeconomic coordination and commercial integration in MERCOSUR," Textos para discussão 378, Department of Economics PUC-Rio (Brazil).
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    1. Baer, Werner & Cavalcanti, Tiago & Silva, Peri, 2002. "Economic integration without policy coordination: the case of Mercosur," Emerging Markets Review, Elsevier, vol. 3(3), pages 269-291, September.
    2. Eichengreen, Barry, 2002. "Lessons of the Euro for the Rest of the World," Institute of European Studies, Working Paper Series qt16g425jb, Institute of European Studies, UC Berkeley.

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    JEL classification:

    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration
    • F42 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - International Policy Coordination and Transmission

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