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Monetary integration and economic convergence. by Anne Sibert

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Published by Centre for Economic Policy Research in London .
Written in English


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SeriesDiscussion paper series / Centre for Economic Policy Research -- No.1561
ContributionsCentre for Economic Policy Research.
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Open LibraryOL19353587M

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