Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/31436
Authors: 
Arndt, Sven W.
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
Working paper series // Claremont Institute for Economic Policy Studies 2006-03
Abstract: 
Choosing an exchange-rate regime is largely a matter of choosing the variables that will bear the brunt of adjustment to shocks and disturbances. Floating rates, supported by inflation-targeting regimes of varying degrees of transparency, have dominated currency arrangements in North America, especially after the peso crisis of 1994. Although the member countries have pursued their policy goals without formal coordination, their objectives have been very similar. Meanwhile, de facto integration of the three economies has continued, especially in the realm of cross-border production sharing. The result has been reduction of asymmetries and convergence of business cycles, as well as changes in balance of payments behavior and in the sensitivity of trade to the exchange rate. This paper explores the implications for monetary union.
Subjects: 
floating rates
monetary union
OCA
production networks.
JEL: 
F41
F15
F33
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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