A Common Currency Peg in East Asia? Perspectives from Western Europe
In this paper we investigate the feasibility of a common currency peg in East Asia from the perspective of Western European countries. We findthat domestic outputs of East Asian countries are strongly influencedby country-specific shocks while regional shocks are far more important in European countries that have joinedthe Economic andMonetary Union. The results are robust to various changes in specifications of the model. They suggest that East Asian countries are structurally different from each other and thus more likely to be subject to asymmetric shocks. Basedon optimum currency area grounds, a common currency peg in East Asia wouldbe more costly anddifficult to sustain
Common currency peg in East Asia; Optimum currency area; Country-specific shocks vs. regional shocks; Economic andmonetary union
Asian Studies | Macroeconomics | Regional Economics
Journal of Macroeconomics
Chow, Hwee Kwan and Kim, Yoonbai.
A Common Currency Peg in East Asia? Perspectives from Western Europe. (2003). Journal of Macroeconomics. 5, (3), 331-350. Research Collection School Of Economics.
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