Is Monetary Cooperation Among the Four Regions Across the Taiwan Strait Feasible?
Jinyang Wang，Xiliang Liu，Xuelian Li，Xiang Deng
Abstract:Drawing on the optimum currency area (OCA) and exchange rate theories, we use an extended OCA index approach to assess the feasibility of regional monetary cooperation in the four regions across the Taiwan Strait (FRTS). In addition to more common variables, such as differences in economic structure, inflation rates, and interest rates, we find that the asymmetric shock in money supply is an important factor affecting the comprehensive cost of regional monetary cooperation among the FRTS. We conclude that regional monetary cooperation among the FRTS is feasible according to empirical analysis of OCA indexes between the FRTS and a comparison of the OCA indexes between the FRTS and the European Union (EU).
From:《Emerging Markets Finance & Trade》, 2016:1-11