Exchange Rates, Policy Convergence and the European Monetary System
AbstractIn this paper we use a recently developed multivariate cointegration technique to analyse the degree of policy convergence of EMS member relative to that of some non-EMS countries. Interestingly, we find convergence for the nominal and real exchange rates and money supplies of the EMS members but not for the non-EMS countries. We also provide some evidence to support the `German leadership hypothesis' in the context of intra-EMS monetary policy convergence, which accords with anecdotal evidence on the modus operandi of the EMS.
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- MacDonald, Ronald & Taylor, Mark P, 1991. "Exchange Rates, Policy Convergence, and the European Monetary System," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 73(3), pages 553-58, August.
- R Macdonald & M P Taylor, . "Exchange Rates, Policy Convergence And The European Monetary System," Dundee Discussion Papers in Economics 020, Economic Studies, University of Dundee.
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