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Looking for a change point in French monetary policy in the early eighties

  • Maria Alberta Oliveira
  • Carlos Santos

We investigate where, in the early eighties, did a change occur in French monetary policy. The novelty in our treatment of this subject is the use of the impulse saturation break test. The results clearly identify the adoption of the Franc Fort policy as the key change in the period. The resulting econometric model is congruent and reveals no signs of persistence in inflation.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 17 (2010)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 387-392

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Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:17:y:2010:i:4:p:387-392
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