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German dominance in the EMS

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  • Michele Fratianni
  • Juergen Hagen

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The paper assesses the merit of the view according to which the Bundesbank dominates monetary policy-making in the European Monetary System. Our tests give a strong rejection of German dominance and suggest, instead, that monetary policymaking in the EMS is interactive. There is evidence that the Bundesbank pursues her own policy goals in the longer run. But German independence does not imply German dominance. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Open Economies Review.

Volume (Year): 1 (1990)
Issue (Month): 1 (February)
Pages: 67-87

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Handle: RePEc:kap:openec:v:1:y:1990:i:1:p:67-87

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