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Tschechien, früher das Musterland unter den Reformstaaten, befindet sich seit der zweiten Hälfte der neunziger Jahre in einer tiefen Rezession. Für dieses Jahr rechnet der IWF zwar wieder mit einem Wachstum des BIP von 2% bis 2,5%, mahnt aber weiterhin die Fortsetzung dringend erforderlicher...
Euroisation/dollarisation – the replacement of the domestic currency by a foreign currency, mostly the US dollar or the euro – has regained significant popularity in recent years, as it is generally regarded as a viable ‘corner solution’ for exchange rate regimes. Part of its...
This article analyses the impact of the exchange rate on the role of dollar and euro as international currencies. It is found that exchange rate fluctuations are a major determinant of the international role of currencies only if they reflect sizeable inflation differentials. Accordingly, major...
How much can regional monitoring of financial markets and coordination of financial sector policies contribute to preventing and mitigating financial crises? This paper reviews and compares the experiences of Europe and Asia, which have taken different routes and have achieved different levels...