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ERM crisis in retrospect: What if a European central bank had been in existence before 1992?

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  • Yeh, Kuo-chun
  • Ho, Tai-kuang

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This paper explores whether policy coordination or a single monetary policy implemented earlier would have kept the U.K. in the process of European monetary integration. On the basis of the pre-ERM crisis empirics by Douven and Plasmans (1996), a counterfactual game simulation approach is used, and five scenarios are established for comparison with the actual historical records. The final answer is negative.

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  • Yeh, Kuo-chun & Ho, Tai-kuang, 2011. "ERM crisis in retrospect: What if a European central bank had been in existence before 1992?," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 28(4), pages 1526-1535, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecmode:v:28:y:2011:i:4:p:1526-1535
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