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On the determination of the DM-dollar exchange rate: Bekx and Tullio's 1989-study revisited

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In this report the author evaluates the results of Bekx and Tullio, who were the first to analyse the European area-wide money demand. Rather surprisingly, their paper is a standard reference in the literature on European money demand although their main focus is on the DM-$ exchange rate within a monetaristic model of exchange rate determination. Their research led to the conclusion that the foundation of the EMS had the consequence that the DM-$ exchange rate is more appropriately explained by European than by German fundamentals. Moreover, they find that currency substitution has a significant impact on the demand for money. The results of the current study indicate that the empirical findings of Bekx and Tullio cannot be confirmed. Neither does the author find a significant impact on currency substitution on the demand for money nor that the DM-$ exchange rate is driven by European rather than German fundamentals.

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  • C.C.A. Winder, 1997. "On the determination of the DM-dollar exchange rate: Bekx and Tullio's 1989-study revisited," WO Research Memoranda (discontinued) 521, Netherlands Central Bank, Research Department.
  • Handle: RePEc:dnb:wormem:521
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