Publications

2003
Barro R. Optimal Management of Indexed and Nominal Debt. Annals of Economics and Finance. 2003;May.
Barro R. Religion and Economic Growth. American Sociological Review. 2003;October.
Barro R. Determinants of Economic Growth in a Panel of Countries. Annals of Economics and Finance. 2003;November.
2002
Religion and Political Economy in an International Panel. 2002. religion_polecon_2002_version.pdf
Optimal Currency Areas. 2002. ocapaper_2002.pdf
Barro RJ. Don't Bank on Democracy in Afghanistan. Business Week. 2002. 02_0121_afghanistan_bw.pdf
Barro RJ. The State of the Union: Bush Mostly Got It Right. Business Week. 2002. 02_0225_stateoftheunion_bw.pdf
Barro RJ. Big Steel Doesn't Need Any More Propping Up. Business Week. 2002. 02_0401_bigsteel_bw.pdf
Barro RJ. The U.N. Is Dead Wrong on Poverty and Inequality. Business Week. 2002. 02_0506_unpoverty_bw.pdf
Barro RJ. The Myth That Poverty Breeds Terrorism. Business Week. 2002. 02_0610_mythpoverty_bw.pdf
Barro RJ. Pleading the Case for a Paid-Jury System. Business Week. 2002. 02_0722_paidjury_bw.pdf
Barro RJ. Bush's Economics Team is Broken, and It's Time to Fix It. Business Week. 2002. 02_0826_bushseconomicteam_bw.pdf
Barro RJ. China's Slow Yet Steady March to Reform. Business Week. 2002. 02_0930_china_bw.gif
Barro RJ. Bush's Economic Policies: The Bull's-Eyes and Busts. Business Week. 2002. 02_1104_busheconomicpolicies_bw.jpg
Barro RJ. The Best Little Monopoly in America. Business Week. 2002. 02_1209_monopoly_bw.pdf
Barro R, Alesina A, Tenreyro S. Optimal Currency Areas. 2002.Abstract

As the number of independent countries increases and their economies become more integrated, we would expect to observe more multi-country currency unions. This paper explores the pros and cons for different countries to adopt as an anchor the dollar, the euro, or the yen. Although there appear to be reasonably well-defined euro and dollar areas, there does not seem to be a yen area. We also address the question of how trade and co-movements of outputs and prices would respond to the formation of a currency union. This response is important because the decision of a country to join a union would depend on how the union affects trade and co-movements.

ocapaper.pdf
Barro R. Don’t Bank on Democracy in Afghanistan. Business Week. 2002.
Barro R. The State of the Union: Bush Mostly Got it Right. Business Week. 2002. bw02_02_25.pdf
Barro R. Big Steel Doesn’t Need Any More Propping Up. Business Week. 2002. bw02_04_01.pdf
Barro R. The U.N. Is Dead Wrong on Poverty and Inequality. Business Week. 2002. bw02_05_06.pdf

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