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Revisiting the Economic Case for Fiscal Union in the Euro Area

Revisiting the Economic Case for Fiscal Union in the Euro Area »

Volume/Issue: 2018/3

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Helge Berger , Giovanni Dell'Ariccia , and Maurice Obstfeld

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 February 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484340424.087

ISBN: 9781484340424

Keywords: Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Monetary unions, Spain, Italy, Fiscal policy, France, Germany, Greece

The paper makes an analytical contribution to the revived discussion about the euro area's institutional setup. After significant progress during the euro crisis, the drive to complete Europe's Economic and Monetar...

Do Hong Kong SAR and China Constitute An Optimal Currency Area? An Empirical Test of the Generalized Purchasing Power Parity Hypothesis

Do Hong Kong SAR and China Constitute An Optimal Currency Area? An Empirical Test of the Generalized Purchasing Power Parity Hypothesis »

Source: Do Hong Kong SAR and China Constitute An Optimal Currency Area? An Empirical Test of the Generalized Purchasing Power Parity Hypothesis

Volume/Issue: 1999/79

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Hong Liang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1999

ISBN: 9781451850185

Keywords: Real exchange rate, generalized purchasing power hypothesis, optimal currency union, exchange rate, exchange rates, cointegration, statistics

The paper explores the behavior of the long-run real exchange rate (RER) of Hong Kong SAR and China by testing the generalized-purchasing power parity hypothesis (G-PPP). The hypothesis argues that if the fundament...

Do Labor Market Rigidities Fulfill Distributive Objectives?: Searching for the Virtues of the European Model

Do Labor Market Rigidities Fulfill Distributive Objectives?: Searching for the Virtues of the European Model »

Source: IMF Staff papers : Volume 41 No. 4

Volume: 41

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1994

ISBN: 9781451930887

Keywords: currency union, exchange rate, exchange rates, exchange rate regime, currency unions

The paper presents a model of optimum currency areas using a general equilibrium approach with regionally differentiated goods. The choice of a currency union depends upon the size of the underlying disturbances, t...

East Caribbean Currency Union: Selected Issues

East Caribbean Currency Union: Selected Issues »

Source: Eastern Caribbean Currency Union : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2017/151

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 June 2017

ISBN: 9781484303382

Keywords: Eastern Caribbean Currency Union

This Selected Issues paper analyzes productivity in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union by exploring two complementary exercises. It computes total factor productivity by extending standard growth accounting frame...

East Caribbean Currency Union: Selected Issues

East Caribbean Currency Union: Selected Issues »

Source: Eastern Caribbean Currency Union : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2017/151

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 June 2017

ISBN: 9781484303382

Keywords: Eastern Caribbean Currency Union

This Selected Issues paper analyzes productivity in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union by exploring two complementary exercises. It computes total factor productivity by extending standard growth accounting frame...

Eastern Caribbean Currency Union: Staff Report for the 2016 Discussion on Common Policies of Member Countries

Eastern Caribbean Currency Union: Staff Report for the 2016 Discussion on Common Policies of Member Countries »

Source: Eastern Caribbean Currency Union : 2016 Discussion on Common Policies of Member Countries-Press Release and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2016/333

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 October 2016

ISBN: 9781475546361

Keywords: Eastern Caribbean Currency Union

This IMF Staff Report for the 2016 Discussion on Common Policies of Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) Member Countries highlights that the regional recovery in ECCU is gaining ground, supported by continued l...

Eastern Caribbean Currency Union: Staff Report for the 2017 Discussion on Common Policies of member countries

Eastern Caribbean Currency Union: Staff Report for the 2017 Discussion on Common Policies of member countries »

Source: Eastern Caribbean Currency Union : 2017 Discussion on Common Policies of Member Countries-Press Release and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2017/150

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 June 2017

ISBN: 9781484303375

Keywords: Eastern Caribbean Currency Union

This paper discusses key points of 2017 Discussions on Common Policies of Member Countries of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU). Favorable external conditions continue to support economic recovery in the...

Eastern Caribbean Currency Union: Staff Report for the 2016 Discussion on Common Policies of Member Countries—Informational Annex

Eastern Caribbean Currency Union: Staff Report for the 2016 Discussion on Common Policies of Member Countries—Informational Annex »

Source: Eastern Caribbean Currency Union : 2016 Discussion on Common Policies of Member Countries-Press Release and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2016/333

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 October 2016

ISBN: 9781475546361

Keywords: Eastern Caribbean Currency Union

This IMF Staff Report for the 2016 Discussion on Common Policies of Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) Member Countries highlights that the regional recovery in ECCU is gaining ground, supported by continued l...

Eastern Caribbean Currency Union: Staff Report for the 2017 Discussion on Common Policies of Member Countries—Informational Annex

Eastern Caribbean Currency Union: Staff Report for the 2017 Discussion on Common Policies of Member Countries—Informational Annex »

Source: Eastern Caribbean Currency Union : 2017 Discussion on Common Policies of Member Countries-Press Release and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2017/150

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 June 2017

ISBN: 9781484303375

Keywords: Eastern Caribbean Currency Union

This paper discusses key points of 2017 Discussions on Common Policies of Member Countries of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU). Favorable external conditions continue to support economic recovery in the...

Establishing Conversion Values for New Currency Unions

Establishing Conversion Values for New Currency Unions »

Source: Establishing Conversion Values for New Currency Unions : Method and Application to the planned Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Currency Union

Volume/Issue: 2009/184

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Bassem Kamar , Jean-Etienne Carlotti , and Russell Krueger

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2009

ISBN: 9781451873313

Keywords: Currency union, conversion rates, EAC, East African Community, ECOWAS, ECU, GCC, Gulf Cooperation Council, SADC, South African Development Community

A key issue in creating a new currency union is setting the rates to convert national currencies into the new union currency. Planned unions in the Gulf region and Africa are seeking methods to set the conversion r...