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Anchoring to the Euro (and Grouped Together)? The Case of African Countries

João Loureiro, Manuel M.F. Martins and Ana Paula Ribeiro.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2012; p ublished online August 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; International Finance. 11728 words.

This paper assesses the adequacy of the exchange rate regime of 16 African countries that are pegged to the euro since 1999. The evaluation is based on three key criteria borrowed from the...

Can globalisation stop the decline in commodities' terms of trade?

André Varella Mollick, João Ricardo Faria, Pedro H. Albuquerque and Miguel A. León-Ledesma.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

September 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance. 7564 words.

In this paper we address the following question: would a fully integrated world economy eliminate the widely reported decline in the terms of trade of primary commodities? We address the...

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Endogenous Optimal Currency Areas: the Case of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community

Fabrizio Carmignani.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2010; p ublished online August 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; Economic Development. 9706 words.

The Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CAEMC) has been a monetary union for several decades now. According to the hypothesis of endogenous optimal currency areas (OCAs), the...

Income Differences and Prices of Tradables: Insights from an Online Retailer

Ina Simonovska.

in The Review of Economic Studies

October 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; International Trade; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 24143 words.

I study the positive relationship between prices of tradable goods and per capita income. I develop a highly tractable general equilibrium model of international trade with heterogeneous...

International Risk Sharing and the Transmission of Productivity Shocks

Giancarlo Corsetti, Luca Dedola and Sylvain Leduc.

in The Review of Economic Studies

April 2008; p ublished online April 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; International Finance. 16360 words.

This paper shows that standard international business cycle models can be reconciled with the empirical evidence on the lack of consumption risk sharing. First, we show analytically that...

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Macro needs micro

Fabio Ghironi.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: General Aggregative Models; Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit; International Trade; International Factor Movements and International Business; Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance. 13015 words.

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An emerging consensus on the future of macroeconomics views the incorporation of a role for financial intermediation, labour market frictions, and...

Price convergence after the Eastern enlargement of the EU: evidence from retail food prices

Andreas Lindenblatt and Switgard Feuerstein.

in European Review of Agricultural Economics

December 2015; p ublished online December 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Economics; International Trade; Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; Services. 6737 words.

Using detailed micro data on European retail food prices for EU15 and all eight Central and Eastern European accession countries, we analyse price convergence within the European Union...

The Relative Volatility of Commodity Prices: A Reappraisal

Rabah Arezki, Daniel Lederman and Hongyan Zhao.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

April 2014; p ublished online July 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Econometric and Statistical Methods; Special Topics; International Trade; Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles. 6764 words.

This article studies the relative volatility of commodity prices by examining a large dataset of monthly prices observed in international trade data taken from the United States between...

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Trade Intensity and Business Cycle Synchronicity in Africa

S. Jules-Armand Tapsoba.

in Journal of African Economies

March 2009; p ublished online July 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; International Finance. 8930 words.

Business cycle synchronicity, which is the key requirement for sharing a common currency, is not particularly strong within the prospective African monetary unions. However, this parameter...