Foresti, Pasquale (2007): Is Latin America an Optimal Currency Area? Evidence from a Structural Vector Auto-regression analysis.
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This paper evaluates the advisability of a monetary union in Latin America applying the theory of optimum currency areas (OCA). The analysis, based on the traditional OCA criteria, suggests that there is no evidence for any monetary integration in Latin America, even at a sub-regional level. Latin American countries have evidenced a low degree of trade integration and asymmetric co-movements among their shocks. Moreover, important differences in the speed of adjustment and size of shocks are found. Higher policy coordination seems to be necessary before starting any economic integration process in Latin America.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Is Latin America an Optimal Currency Area? Evidence from a Structural Vector Auto-regression analysis|
|Subjects:||C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C3 - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models ; Multiple Variables > C32 - Time-Series Models ; Dynamic Quantile Regressions ; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models ; Diffusion Processes ; State Space Models
F - International Economics > F0 - General
|Depositing User:||Pasquale Foresti|
|Date Deposited:||26. Apr 2007|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 01:38|