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A single currency for Pacific Island countries: a structural vectoe auto regression (SVAR) analysis

Jayaraman, Tiruvalangadu K. and Ward, B.D. (2006) A single currency for Pacific Island countries: a structural vectoe auto regression (SVAR) analysis. Economia Internazionale, 59 (1). pp. 83-111. ISSN 0012-981X

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Abstract

Interest in monetary integration of 14 Pacific island countries was aroused in 2003 by an Australian Senate Committee’s suggestion for adoption of the Australian dollar as common currency towards deeper regional integration. A common currency entails a single set of economic, monetary, financial and fiscal policies to influence the balance of payments of the region. Such a single set of policies can be justified only when all the prospective member countries face a similar pattern of shocks. this paper develops a structural VAr model with which to examine whether there exists a high degree of symmetry in shocks. The empirical findings fail to support the case for a currency union.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Economics
Depositing User: Ms Neha Harakh
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2006 08:23
Last Modified: 10 May 2012 22:51
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/2689
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