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German dominance in the European Monetary System: a reprise using robust Wald tests

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  • G. Geoffrey Booth
  • Cetin Ciner

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This study re-examines the German dominance hypothesis in the EMS. A VAR in levels approach is adopted and modified Wald tests, which are robust to cointegration properties of the variables, are used. The findings indicate that, although Germany played a measurable role, the extent of monetary cooperation in the system was greater than previously detected.

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  • G. Geoffrey Booth & Cetin Ciner, 2005. "German dominance in the European Monetary System: a reprise using robust Wald tests," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 12(8), pages 463-466.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:12:y:2005:i:8:p:463-466
    DOI: 10.1080/13504850500120359
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