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Asymmetry in the ERM: A Case Study of French and German Interest Rates Since Basel-Nyborg

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  • Gardner, Edward H
  • Perraudin, William

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We study empirically daily French and German interest rate changes since the Basel-Nyborg agreement of September 1987. In particular, we ask whether the shock associated with German unification altered the degree of leadership of German monetary policy in the ERM. We conclude that Germany's leadership role within the ERM largely disappeared in the year following unification, but that the Bundesbank has recently begun to reassert its predominance.

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  • Gardner, Edward H & Perraudin, William, 1993. "Asymmetry in the ERM: A Case Study of French and German Interest Rates Since Basel-Nyborg," CEPR Discussion Papers 753, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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    1. Mali J. Edison & Linda S. Kole, 1995. "European monetary arrangements: Implications for the dollar, exchange rate variability and credibility," European Financial Management, European Financial Management Association, vol. 1(1), pages 61-86.
    2. Gregory Koutmos & George Philippatos, 2007. "Asymmetric Mean Reversion in European Interest Rates: A Two-factor Model," The European Journal of Finance, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 13(8), pages 741-750.
    3. Marie Podevin, 2001. "Interaction entre taux d'intérêt allemands et français : un réexamen de l'hypothèse de dominance allemande," Économie et Prévision, Programme National Persée, vol. 148(2), pages 49-70.
    4. William Bryant & Roselyne Joyeux, 2010. "Interest linkages between the US, UK and German interest rates: should the UK join the European Monetary Union?," International Review of Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 24(6), pages 633-647.

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    Keywords

    EMS; ERM; European Interest Rates;

    JEL classification:

    • E40 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - General
    • E50 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - General
    • F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration

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