New Issues in Regional Monetary Coordination

Understanding North-South and South-South Arrangements

  • Barbara Fritz
  • Martina Metzger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Debtor Economies and Perspectives for Regional Monetary Coordination

  3. Cases of Regional Monetary Coordination

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 221-230

About this book


This book argues for a new conceptual framework that analytically distinguishes between North-South monetary co-ordination, which involves an international key currency, and South-South arrangements between economies all marked by external indebtedness and the resulting macroeconomic instabilities ('original sin'). In this light, the book analyzes different types of monetary co-ordination, ranging from ad hoc exchange rate policy agreements to projects of a common supranational currency, and it examines selected regional cases in Eastern Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia.

Editors and affiliations

  • Barbara Fritz
    • 1
  • Martina Metzger
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Ibero-American StudiesHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Berlin Institute of Financial Market Research (BIF)Germany

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