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Yen Bloc or Yuan Bloc :, An Analysis of Currency Arrangements in East Asia, Kazuko Shirono

This paper examines the role of Japan against that of China in the exchange rate regime in East Asia in light of growing interest in forming a currency union in the region. The analysis suggests that currency unions with China tend to generate higher average welfare gains for East Asian countries than currency unions with Japan or the United States. Overall, Japan does not appear to be a dominant player in forming a currency union in East Asia, and this trend is likely to continue if China's relative presence continues to rise in the regional trade
Table of contents
Contents; I. Introduction; II. Economic Trend in East Asia: 1990-2003; Tables; 1. The Growth Rate of Per Capita Income, 1990-2003 Average; Figures; 11. Share of Regional Trade; 12. Trade Share of Japan and the U.S; 2. Japan's Trade Partners; III. Gravity Model; A. Theory; B. Empirical Specification; IV. The Effects of Common Currencies; A. Data; B. Estimation Results; 3. Gravity Model Estimation Results; 4. Robustness Check; V. Yen Zone and Dollar Zone Revisited; A. Japan's Regional Economic Cooperation; B. Bilateral and Multilateral Currency Unions; 13. Trade Effects of Common Currency
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non fiction
1st ed.
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1 online resource (34 p.)
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