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Employment news and exchange rates: policy implications for the European Union


  • Nicholas Apergis


The relationship between employment news and exchange rates in five European Union (EU) countries is investigated over the period 1980 to 1996. The empirical evidence reveals that employment news has a negative impact on bilateral exchange rates with respect to the Deutschmark (DM) in all cases as a result of larger actual than expected employment figures.

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  • Nicholas Apergis, 2000. "Employment news and exchange rates: policy implications for the European Union," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 7(10), pages 695-698.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:7:y:2000:i:10:p:695-698 DOI: 10.1080/135048500416049

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