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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...

The basic paradigms of EU economic policy-making need to be changed

Kazimierz Laski and Leon Podkaminer.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; General Aggregative Models; International Finance. 10187 words.

The anaemic growth of the European Union/euro area derives from its economic paradigms. The principle ‘one size fits all’ behind European Central Bank policy activates centrifugal forces....

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Demand and distribution in integrated economies

Armon Rezai.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

September 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; General Aggregative Models; Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance; International Finance. 8292 words.

Aggregate demand is influenced by the functional distribution of income of an economy and that of its trading partner. The relationship between income distribution and output is analysed in...

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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Rebalancing and structural policies—an Indian perspective

Parthasarathi Shome.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance; International Finance. 5986 words.

The global economic crisis of 2008–9 followed by the euro area sovereign debt crisis of 2011–12 has revealed the need for global rebalancing. Economies with current account surpluses need...

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...