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On the Mark(s) Optimim Currency Areas in Germany

  • Ghosh, A.R.
  • Wolf, H.C.

In 1990, the Deutschemark replaced the Ost-Mark as the sole legal in East Germany. The choice of a common money - instead of a continuation of two separate monetary systems - reflected, in large measure, political rather than economic considerations. This sentiment was encapsulated in the popular demonstration slogan: "Either the DM comes to us , or we'll come to the DM".

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Paper provided by New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 96-02.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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Handle: RePEc:ste:nystbu:96-02
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