Asymmetry in the ERM: A Case Study of French and German Interest Rates Before and After German Unification
Daily French and German interest rate changes since the Basle-Nyborg agreement of September 1987 are examined empirically. In particular, it is asked whether the shock associated with German unification altered the degree of leadership of German monetary policy in the exchange rate mechanism (ERM). The paper finds that Germany's leadership role within the ERM largely disappeared in the year following unification but that the Bundesbank began reasserting its predominance thereafter.
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Volume (Year): 40 (1993)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
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