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Does Mercosur Need a Single Currency?

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The issue of whether Mercosur needs closer macroeconomic policy harmonization, and in particular an exchange-rate stabilization agreement or even a single currency is discussed. Three views are offered on the links between exchange rates and regional integration. The option for monetary union is also considered.

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  • Barry Eichengreen, 2000. "Does Mercosur Need a Single Currency?," International Finance 0003006, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpif:0003006
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