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Distribution, Domestic Politics and Monetary Cooperation in East Asia

  • Hamilton-Hart, Natasha

    (Asian Development Bank Institute)

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    Since the financial crises of 1997, East Asia has made modest but nonetheless significant steps towards greater regional integration and cooperation in the areas of finance and trade, accompanied by progress on institution-building at the regional level. Monetary cooperation, however, has not proceeded to anything like even the modest levels registered for other functional areas of cooperation. This paper investigates this discrepancy. It asks whether monetary cooperation is simply an unattractive proposition because it promises fewer net gains than cooperation on other issues, or whether there are other explanations for the absence of monetary cooperation in the region.

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    Length: 26 pages
    Date of creation: 08 Dec 2011
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    Handle: RePEc:ris:adbiwp:0332
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