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German dominance in the European Monetary System: a reprise using robust Wald tests

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  • G. Geoffrey Booth
  • Cetin Ciner
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    This study re-examines the German dominance hypothesis in the EMS. A VAR in levels approach is adopted and modified Wald tests, which are robust to cointegration properties of the variables, are used. The findings indicate that, although Germany played a measurable role, the extent of monetary cooperation in the system was greater than previously detected.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 12 (2005)
    Issue (Month): 8 ()
    Pages: 463-466

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:12:y:2005:i:8:p:463-466

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    1. Kayhan, Selim & Adiguzel, U─čur & Bayat, Tayfur & Lebe, Fuat, 2010. "Causality Relationship between Real GDP and Electricity Consumption in Romania (2001-2010)," Journal for Economic Forecasting, Institute for Economic Forecasting, vol. 0(4), pages 169-183, December.
    2. Lau, Evan & Lee, Koon Po, 2007. "Interdependence of Income between China and ASEAN-5 Countries," MPRA Paper 2231, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Ciner, Cetin, 2011. "Eurocurrency interest rate linkages: A frequency domain analysis," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 20(4), pages 498-505, October.

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