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Has the European Monetary System led to more exports? Evidence from four European Union countries

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  • Fountas, Stilianos
  • Aristotelous, Kyriacos

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We attempt to investigate whether the ERM period has coincided with an increase in intra-EU exports. We conclude that this has not been the case but it is likely that the elimination of nominal exchange rate variability arising from a single currency will boost intra-EU trade.
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  • Fountas, Stilianos & Aristotelous, Kyriacos, 1999. "Has the European Monetary System led to more exports? Evidence from four European Union countries," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 62(3), pages 357-363, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:62:y:1999:i:3:p:357-363
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