The Economic Community of West African States: Is there a case for a common currency?

Marcelin Waly Diagne, Fordham University

Abstract

The Community of West African States was founded in 1975 in Abuja Nigeria. The objective was to create a free trade zone in the sub-region, and facilitate economic integration among members. The ultimate goal is political integration in the continent by 2030. Following the example of the European Union, they seek to adopt a common currency for the 15 countries that comprise ECOWAS. ^

Subject Area

Philosophy|Economics, General

Recommended Citation

Marcelin Waly Diagne, "The Economic Community of West African States: Is there a case for a common currency?" (January 1, 2004). ETD Collection for Fordham University. Paper AAI3125007.
http://fordham.bepress.com/dissertations/AAI3125007

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