4 edition of Monetary integration and theory of optimum currency areas in Africa found in the catalog.
|Statement||by Samuel C. Nana-Sinkam.|
|Series||New Babylon, studies in the social sciences -- 31|
|LC Classifications||HG1325 .N36, HG1325 N36|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xi, 316 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||316|
Monetary Integration (2) Monetary Union (1) National Price Competitiveness (1) New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) (1) Optimum Currency Area (1) Organisation of African Unity (OAU) (1) Peace and Security (2) Poverty Eradication (1) Going Public: How Africa's integration can work for the poor. Monetary and Financial Integration in West Africa details the progress, challenges faced, and potential of the project intended to create a West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) between Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. Given the trend towards regionalization of economic ties across the world, especially after the successful launch of the Format: Paperback. The author of numerous works and articles on economic theory of international economics, he is known as the father of the theory of optimum currency areas; he formulated what became a standard international macroeconomics model; he was a pioneer of the theory of the monetary and fiscal policy mix; he reformulated the theory of inflation and. The Monetary Geography of Africa We are especially interested in the potential spread of regional currency areas. In keeping with the geographical notion, we will rely on .
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Get this from a library. Monetary integration and theory of optimum currency areas in Africa. [Samuel Nana-Sinkam]. Monetary integration and theory of optimum currency areas in Africa. [ GC] The Hague [Noordeinde 41]: Mouton,  (OCoLC) Material Type: Thesis/dissertation: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Nana-Sinkam.
Monetary Union Monetary integration and theory of optimum currency areas in Africa book and the optimum currency area (OCA) theory. Various advancements in economic theory and econometrics have made it possible to progress from the “early OCA theory” to a “new OCA theory”. The balance of judgements has shifted in favour of monetary union: it is deemed to generate fewer costs and there is more emphasis onCited by: Optimum Currency Area Theory: A currency thoery based on geographical area that adopts a fixed exchange rate regime or a single currency within its boundaries.
Optimum currency area theory can. This paper aims at providing an eclectic analysis of the theory of optimum currency areas (OCA). Although the basic tenets of the theory were anticipated during the lates and the s, the. institutional arrangement available for monetary integration. This is followed by the presentation of the traditional criteria for optimum currency areas and some early extensions found in the literature.
The next part analyzes two important theoretical and empirical modifications of the traditional theory that have arisen. The OCA theory serves as an approach for thinking about monetary integration and provides an explanation for the recent monetary integration processes in Europe.
This approach can help us to identify and possibly to estimate costs and benefits of adopting a common currency. Since theory has low operational precision and OCA criteria are. Optimal Currency Area: The geographic area in which a single currency would create the greatest economic benefit.
While traditionally each country has maintained its own separate, national. regional integration is a useful way of increasing their economic clout and bargaining power on the global scene. Key words:Monetary integration; economic integration; regionalism; currency union; optimum currency areas; exchange rate arrangements; convergence criteria; payment system; informal cross-border trade; East Africa.
optimal currency areas 1 introduction 5 historical background 6 2 literature review 10 objectives 10 theoretical beginnings of optimal currency area theory 11 summary of traditional oca theory 17 new oca theory 19 the monetarist critique of the phillips curve 19 credibility, time consistency and policy rules 20 the role of the exchange rate.
The Optimum Currency Area Approach to European Monetary Integration: Framework of Debate or Dead End. European monetary integration led to a renaissance of the theory of optimum currency areas (OCA) culminating in the award of the Nobel Prize to Robert Mundell.
There has been a flood of research on the asymmetry of shocks in Europe. Downloadable. African countries involved in monetary integration projects have been advised to peg their currencies against an external anchor before the definite fixing of exchange rates.
In this study we estimate optimum currency area indices to determine, between four alternatives, which international currency would be the most suitable anchor for COMESA members and for a set. Discussion on economic and monetary integration is essentially predicated on the Optimum Currency Area (OCA).
The OCA is a useful starting point for any discussion on regional integration. It addresses the central question of whether a monetary union should be pursued.
Mundell () defines the optimum currency. Monetary Integration and Theory of Optimum Currency Areas in Africa (New Babylon: Studies in the Social Sciences) [Nana-Sinkam, Samuel C.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Monetary Integration and Theory of Optimum Currency Areas in Africa (New Babylon: Studies in the Social Sciences)Author: Samuel C.
Nana-Sinkam. In economics, an optimum currency area (OCA), also known as an optimal currency region (OCR), is a geographical region in which it would maximize economic efficiency to have the entire region share a single currency. The underlying theory describes the optimal characteristics for the merger of currencies or the creation of a new theory is used often to argue.
Horváth, Július & Grabowski, Richard, "Prospects of African Integration in Light of the Theory of Optimum Currency Areas," Journal of Economic Integration, Center for Economic Integration, Sejong University, vol. 12, pages Carolyn Jenkins & Lynne Thomas, "Is Southern Africa ready for regional monetary integration.
South-south monetary integration 2 The blind spot of optimum currency area theory approaches Numerous contributions have been made to the debate on OCA theory that concentrate on empirically examining the criteria for regional monetary integration set up by the first generation of literature (Mundell, ; McKinnon, ; Kenen, ).
THE OPTIMUM CURRENCY AREA CRITERIA 1 R. Mundell, A Theory of Optimal Currency Areas, „The American Economic Review”Vol. 53, Spt ember, s. integration forces monetary integration out of the EU member countries and as well as certainFile Size: KB.
However, according to the theory of optimum currency, Guillaume and Stasavage () suggest that African countries should not join a monetary union for two reasons.
First, the transaction cost benefits of removing exchange rate volatility within an area are likely to be small for countries that trade relatively little with one another.
Second, the. In the s, the theory of Optimum Currency Areas (OCAs) emerged as a by-product of the theoretical debate between fixed and flexible exchange rates. The OCAs approach singles out an economic characteristic to define an economic domain where there is exchange rate fixity erga intra, while there is exchange rate flexibility erga by: 1.
Endogenous optimal currency areas: The case of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community Fabrizio Carmignani ([email protected]) United Nations Economic Commission for Africa Abstract The Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CAEMC) has been a monetary union for several decades now.
MOnetary Integration and Theory of Optimimum Currency Areas inAfrica [S C Nana-sinkam] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying : S C Nana-sinkam. Robert Mundell's pioneering theory of optimum currency areas is revisited, with experts from the IMF, the BIS, the European Investment Bank, academia, European think tanks, and the Bank of Israel looking at its current practical applications, especially in the context of the forthcoming European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU).
Robert Mundell himself offers an update to. This dissertation analyses the Euro Area in light of the Theory of Optimum Currency Areas (OCA), aiming to draw some conclusions about whether the Euro Area is currently closer or farther from the concept of an OCA than it was before the recent shocks it has endured, namely, the global financial crisis and the sovereign debt : Daniela Filipa Pinto Lima.
2 The prospect of a single currency for all West African states had been formalized in the ECOWAS treaty signed in The chapter IX of the treaty is entitled “Establishment and Completion of an Economic and Monetary Union”.
3 The theory of optimum currency areas (OCA) compares the costs and the benefits of entering or forming a. A Theory of Optimum Currency Areas It is patently obvious that periodic balance-of-payments crises will remain an integral feature of the international economic system as long as fixed ex-change rates and rigid wage and price levels prevent the terms of trade from fulfilling a natural role in the adjustment process.
It is, however, far easier to. Financial integration in Africa: implications for monetary policy and financial stability Benedicte Vibe Christensen1 1. Introduction The effectiveness of monetary policy in Africa has long been constrained by the lack of financial depth. Africa is a diverse Cited by: 5.
several influence factors on integration quali-ty of monetary areas will be explained and examined it the face of the Eurozone. This part of the paper will be based on Paul A Theory of Optimum Currency Areas, p.
3 Mundell: A Theory of Optimum Currency Areas, p. The Eurozone: An Optimal Currency Area?. VIEW ON MONETARY INTEGRATION IN THE EURO ZONE IN TERMS OF THE THEORY OF OPTIMAL CURRENCY AREAS UDC: (EU) Abstract Over the past years, there was a consensus that the euro is the best way to achieve medium-term prosperity of the European countries since joining the Economic and.
Concept of Optimum currency areas, European Monetary System Vidya-mitra. Loading Unsubscribe from Vidya-mitra. Cancel Unsubscribe. Working Subscribe Subscribed Unsubscribe K. Abstract. I n a pioneering article published inProfessor Mundell endeavoured to lay the foundations of a theory of optimum currency areas; a few important contributions have been made subsequently, notably by Professors McKinnon and Kenen.
Mundell warned the reader not to regard the exercise as purely academic: ‘Certain parts of the world are undergoing processes Author: Giovanni Magnifico. Starting with Friedman and Mundell the academic literature has conducted a high level debate concerning the design of cross-country monetary arrangements.
That debate has become very complex and the data requirements necessary for appropriate application of the principles developed are far beyond the means of the very nations for which the principles Cited by: 1.
Book Description. Monetary and Financial Integration in West Africa details the progress, challenges faced, and potential of the project intended to create a West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) between Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
Given the trend towards regionalization of economic ties across the world, especially after the successful launch of the. REVISITING THE THEORY OF OPTIMUM CURRENCY AREAS: IS THE CFA FRANC ZONE SUSTAINABLE.
Cécile Couharde Issiaka Coulibaly David Guerreiro Valérie Mignon NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY This paper aims at explaining why the CFA countries have successfully maintained a currency union for several decades, despite failing to meet many of optimum. Monetary and Financial Integration in West Africa details the progress, challenges faced, and potential of the project intended to create a West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) between Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.
Given the trend towards regionalization of economic ties across the world, especially after the successful launch of the euro, a detailed. Abstract. This paper surveys the optimum currency area (OCA) literature. It is organised into four phases: the "pioneering phase" which put forward the OCA theory and its properties, the "reconciliation phase" when its diverse facets were combined, the "reassessment phase" that led to the "new OCA theory", and the "empirical phase" during which the theory was subject to Cited by: As this is the first book on monetary and financial integration in Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, it is an essential read for anyone interested in economic development in West Africa, and indeed in Africa as a whole.
This book is extremely well-researched, with detail on virtually all aspects of economic integration in the. This article discusses South Asian monetary integration in light of the Optimum Currency Area criterion of patterns of shocks.
Patterns of shocks indicate the cost resulting from adjustment to balance of payments disequilibrium due to pursuing a fixed or a flexible exchange rate by: 4. Read the full-text online edition of The Economics of Monetary Integration ().
In order to tackle all these problems we have to analyse systematically what the costs and benefits are of having one currency. in the first part of this book we will analyse these issues. Chapter 2 the Theory of Optimum Currency Areas. The results show a systematic pattern for each CFA country which is, in addition, similar to the CFA zone as a whole.
Indeed, the adjustment of real exchange rates, while being lower in column (3) than in columns (1) and (2) (except for Equatorial Guinea), remains significant when changes in nominal exchange rates are taken into by:.
A Theory of Optimum Currency Areas 1 Robert A. Mundell It is patently obvious that periodic balance-of-payments crises will remain an integral feature of the international economic system as long as fixed exchange rates and rigid wage and price levels prevent the international price system from fulfilling a natural role in the adjustment process.Monetary integration and theory of optimum currency areas in Africa / by Samuel C.
Nana-Sinkam; Will the Euro trigger more monetary unions in Africa? / Patrick Honohan and Philip R. Lane; Will the Euro trigger more monetary unions in Africa? / Patrick Honohan, Philip R. Lane.A more promising strategy for monetary integration would be to build on existing monetary unions—the CFA franc zone in western and central Africa and the Common Monetary Area in .