International Risk Sharing and Currency Unions : The CFA Zones

The CFA Zones

International Risk Sharing and Currency Unions : The CFA Zones
This paper explores income and consumption smoothing patterns among the member countries of each of the CFA zones-the CEMAC2 and the WAEMU3-during the period 1980-2000. I find that for the CEMAC, only about 15 percent of shocks to GDP are smoothed through the standard channels (that is, capital market, credit market, and remittances). On the other READ MORE...

Publication date: May 2005
ISBN 9781451861143
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