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Euro Adoption in Central and Eastern Europe
			: Opportunities and Challenges

Euro Adoption in Central and Eastern Europe : Opportunities and Challenges »

Series: Seminar Volumes

Author(s): Susan Schadler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 April 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589063709.072

ISBN: 9781589063709

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, monetary union, exchange rate stability

Eight central and eastern European countries--the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovak Republic, and Slovenia--officially joined the European Union (EU) in May 2004. This auspicious m...

Policy Issues in the Evolving International Monetary System

Policy Issues in the Evolving International Monetary System »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Mark Taylor , Peter Isard , Morris Goldstein , and Paul Masson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1992

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557752345.084

ISBN: 9781557752345

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rates, inflation, monetary fund, monetary union

How can international monetary stability be promoted? This study looks at ways to bolster economic policies and coordination among the industrial countries serving as nominal anchors for the world economy. It also...

The Per Jacobsson Lecture
			: Asian Monetary integration: Will It Ever Happen?

The Per Jacobsson Lecture : Asian Monetary integration: Will It Ever Happen? »

Series: Other Periodicals

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 August 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451980745.029

ISBN: 9781451980745

Keywords: monetary integration, monetary union, monetary policy, inflation, trade integration

This paper discusses the need for Asian Monetary Integration. The original motivation for proposals for Asian monetary Integration had to do with a desire to reduce Asia's susceptibility to shocks, particularly fin...

The Baltics
			: Competitiveness on the Eve of EU Accession

The Baltics : Competitiveness on the Eve of EU Accession »

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Yuan Xiao , Robert Burgess , and Stefania Fabrizio

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 July 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589063266.058

ISBN: 9781589063266

Keywords: European Union, Labor productivity, Real effective exchange rates, exchange rates, exchange rate, real exchange rate, real exchange rates, inflation

Large current account deficits in Estonia and Latvia, and the continued real appreciation of the exchange rate in Lithuania, have prompted concerns about the competitiveness of the Baltic economies, and called into...

Kingdom of the Netherlands-Netherlands

Kingdom of the Netherlands-Netherlands »

Source: Kingdom of the Netherlands-Netherlands : Selected Issues-Cyclically Advanced Euro-Area Economies: Consequences and Policy Options

Volume/Issue: 2001/95

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 July 2001

ISBN: 9781451829433

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, aggregate demand, monetary union

Although the advent of the single currency has generated many advantages for the smaller economies of the euro area, it has raised the possibility that both the amplitude and the duration of cycles in these countri...

Characteristics of the Euro, the Demand for Reserves, and Policy Coordination Under EMU

Characteristics of the Euro, the Demand for Reserves, and Policy Coordination Under EMU »

Source: Characteristics of the Euro, the Demand for Reserves, and Policy Coordination Under EMU

Volume/Issue: 1997/58

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Masson , and Bart Turtelboom

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 1997

ISBN: 9781451847826

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, monetary union, foreign exchange, inflation targeting

The success of European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) will depend on the stability of the euro. The monetary policy framework is yet to be decided, but is likely to involve either money or inflation targeting....

The Design of EMU

The Design of EMU »

Source: The Design of EMU

Volume/Issue: 1997/99

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Begg

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1997

ISBN: 9781451852233

Keywords: European Monetary Union, credibility, asymmetric shocks, inflation, monetary policy, central bank, price stability, monetary union

Pursuit of price stability may, but need not, exacerbate output fluctuations. This paper discusses the monetary strategy of the European Central Bank, the intermediate targets that this should entail, and implicati...

The Common Monetary Area in Southern Africa

The Common Monetary Area in Southern Africa »

Source: The Common Monetary Area in Southern Africa : Shocks, Adjustment, and Policy Challenges

Volume/Issue: 2007/158

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Iyabo Masha , Leighton Harris , Jian-Ye Wang , and Kazuko Shirono

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2007

ISBN: 9781451867220

Keywords: Exchange Rate, Monetary Union, Shocks, Policy Adjustment, inflation, central bank, monetary unions, monetary fund,

This study assesses the experience of the Common Monetary Area (CMA) based on available empirical evidence over the last two decades. It pays particular attention to member countries' adjustment to economic shocks...

Should African Monetary Unions Be Expanded? An Empirical Investigation of the Scope for Monetary Integration in Sub-Saharan Africa

Should African Monetary Unions Be Expanded? An Empirical Investigation of the Scope for Monetary Integration in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Should African Monetary Unions Be Expanded? An Empirical Investigation of the Scope for Monetary Integration in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2010/157

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Xavier Debrun , Catherine Pattillo , and Paul Masson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2010

ISBN: 9781455201402

Keywords: Monetary integration, monetary union, monetary unions, inflation, monetary policy, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions,

This paper develops a full-fledged cost-benefit analysis of monetary integration, and applies it to the currency unions actively pursued in Africa. The benefits of monetary union come from a more credible monetary...

Policy Implications of "Second-Generation" Crisis Models

Policy Implications of "Second-Generation" Crisis Models »

Source: Policy Implications of "Second-Generation" Crisis Models

Volume/Issue: 1997/16

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nancy Marion , and Robert Flood

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 1997

ISBN: 9781451843361

Keywords: exchange rate, fixed exchange rate, inflation, monetary union, exchange rates

After the speculative attacks on government-controlled exchange rates in Europe and in Mexico, economists began to develop models of currency crises with multiple solutions. In these models, a currency crisis occur...