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Will a common European monetary policy have asymmetric effects?

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  • Luigi Guiso
  • Anil K. Kashyap
  • Fabio Panetta
  • Daniele Terlizzese

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This article reviews the evidence on differences in the transmission of monetary policy across European countries. The authors argue that the existing evidence, based almost exclusively on macroeconomic data, does not allow one to decide whether a common monetary policy will have asymmetric effects. A first peek at microeconomic data suggests this may be a promising route for further work.

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  • Luigi Guiso & Anil K. Kashyap & Fabio Panetta & Daniele Terlizzese, 1999. "Will a common European monetary policy have asymmetric effects?," Economic Perspectives, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, issue Q IV, pages 56-75.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedhep:y:1999:i:qiv:p:56-75:n:v.23no.4
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    Keywords

    Euro ; Euro-dollar market ; European Monetary System (Organization) ; Monetary policy ; European Union;

    JEL classification:

    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill

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