Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/18021
Authors: 
Ricci, Luca Antonio
Year of Publication: 
2008
Citation: 
[Journal:] Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal [Volume:] 2 [Issue:] 2008-8 [Pages:] 1-31 [DOI/URN:] doi:10.5018/economics-ejournal.ja.2008-8
Abstract: 
This paper develops a model of the circumstances under which it is beneficial to participate in a currency area. The proposed two-country monetary model of trade with nominal rigidities encompasses the real and monetary arguments suggested by the optimum currency area literature: correlation of real and monetary shocks, international factor mobility, fiscal adjustment, openness, difference in national inflationary biases, and transactions costs. The effect of openness on the net benefits is ambiguous, contrary to the usual argument that more open economies are better candidates for a currency area. Also, prospective member countries do not necessarily agree on whether a given currency union should be created.
Subjects: 
Optimum currency areas
cost- benefit analysis
exchange rate regimes
currency union
monetary integration
JEL: 
H77
J61
F31
E42
E52
E61
F33
F02
F36
F4
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/de/deed.en
Document Type: 
Article

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