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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...

Monetary Union in West Africa

Monetary Union in West Africa »

Source: Monetary Union in West Africa : An Agency of Restraint for Fiscal Policies?

Volume/Issue: 2001/34

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Catherine Pattillo , and Paul Masson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2001

ISBN: 9781451845266

Keywords: monetary union, fiscal discipline, ECOWAS, CFA franc zone, central bank, inflation, fiscal policies,

Could a West African monetary union (either of the non-CFA countries, or all ECOWAS members) be an effective "agency of restraint" on fiscal policies? We discuss how monetary union could affect fiscal discipline an...

Monetary Union in West Africa

Monetary Union in West Africa »

Source: Monetary Union in West Africa : Who Might Gain, Who Might Lose, and Why?

Volume/Issue: 2002/226

Series: IMF Working Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2002

ISBN: 9781451875393

Keywords: Monetary union, fiscal distortions, inflation, monetary policy, terms of trade, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions,

We develop a multicountry model in which governments aim at excessive spending in order to serve the narrow interests of the group in power. This puts pressure on the monetary authorities to extract seigniorage, an...

What is Fuzzy About Clustering in West Africa?

What is Fuzzy About Clustering in West Africa? »

Source: What is Fuzzy About Clustering in West Africa?

Volume/Issue: 2006/90

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mahvash Qureshi , and Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2006

ISBN: 9781451863505

Keywords: Monetary integration, cluster analysis, monetary union, terms of trade, inflation, trade intensity, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods,

Applying techniques of clustering analysis to a set of variables suggested by the convergence criteria and the theory of optimal currency areas, this paper looks for country homogeneities to assess membership in th...

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 »

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455201402.001

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...

Monetary Union in West Africa
			: An Agency of Restraint for Fiscal Policies?

Monetary Union in West Africa : An Agency of Restraint for Fiscal Policies? »

Volume/Issue: 2001/34

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Catherine Pattillo , and Paul Masson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451845266.001

ISBN: 9781451845266

Keywords: monetary union, fiscal discipline, ECOWAS, CFA franc zone, central bank, inflation, fiscal policies,

Could a West African monetary union (either of the non-CFA countries, or all ECOWAS members) be an effective "agency of restraint" on fiscal policies? We discuss how monetary union could affect fiscal discipline an...

Monetary Union in West Africa
			: Who Might Gain, Who Might Lose, and Why?

Monetary Union in West Africa : Who Might Gain, Who Might Lose, and Why? »

Volume/Issue: 2002/226

Series: IMF Working Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451875393.001

ISBN: 9781451875393

Keywords: Monetary union, fiscal distortions, inflation, monetary policy, terms of trade, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions,

We develop a multicountry model in which governments aim at excessive spending in order to serve the narrow interests of the group in power. This puts pressure on the monetary authorities to extract seigniorage, an...

What is Fuzzy About Clustering in West Africa?

What is Fuzzy About Clustering in West Africa? »

Volume/Issue: 2006/90

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mahvash Qureshi , and Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451863505.001

ISBN: 9781451863505

Keywords: Monetary integration, cluster analysis, monetary union, terms of trade, inflation, trade intensity, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions, Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods,

Applying techniques of clustering analysis to a set of variables suggested by the convergence criteria and the theory of optimal currency areas, this paper looks for country homogeneities to assess membership in th...