Lessons from the Eurocrisis for East Asian Monetary Relations
Paul De Grauwe
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute for Economic Research); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
The World Economy, Vol. 35, Issue 4, pp. 405-418, 2012
I analyse the sources of the Eurozone crisis. The major conclusion is that the Eurozone is insufficiently embedded in a monetary union, thereby making it fragile and prone to crises. The lesson I draw for East Asia is that despite the fact that this region appears to satisfy the traditional optimal currency area (OCA) criteria to form a monetary union, the complete absence of political unification makes the prospect of a monetary union in that region of the world both unrealistic and undesirable.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 14Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: April 19, 2012
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