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|Title:||Economic Integration in West Africa: Does the CFA Make a Difference?|
Shields, Kalvinder K.
|Publisher:||Dept. of Economics, University of Leicester.|
|Abstract:||In this paper we use data from 17 African nations in order to investigate the hypothesis that monetary union – represented in this case by the CFA Franc Zone – augments the extent of macroeconomic integration in developing countries. The paper covers a number of dimensions of integration including the volume of bilateral trade, real exchange rate volatility and the magnitude of cross-country business cycle correlation.|
|Series/Report no.:||Discussion Papers in Economics|
|Appears in Collections:||Reports, Dept. of Economics|
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