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Monetary and Exchange Rate Policies of the Euro Area

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The euro area continues to perform well, owing to its sustained employment creation, rising disposable income, buoyant internal demand, and low inflation. Executive Directors agreed that favorable external developments and sound macroeconomic fundamentals had produced robust area-wide growth. They cautioned that high oil prices and a weak euro might undermine prevailing wage moderation and set in motion domestic inflation pressures. They emphasized the need to tighten monetary and fiscal policies, and accelerate structural reforms to sustain economic growth.

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  • International Monetary Fund, 2001. "Monetary and Exchange Rate Policies of the Euro Area," IMF Staff Country Reports 01/60, International Monetary Fund.
  • Handle: RePEc:imf:imfscr:01/60
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    1. Eickmeier, Sandra & Breitung, Jörg, 2005. "How synchronized are central and east European economies with the euro area? Evidence from a structural factor model," Discussion Paper Series 1: Economic Studies 2005,20, Deutsche Bundesbank.
    2. Eickmeier, Sandra, 2007. "Business cycle transmission from the US to Germany--A structural factor approach," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 51(3), pages 521-551, April.
    3. Eickmeier, Sandra, 2009. "Analyse der Übertragung US-amerikanischer Schocks auf Deutschland auf Basis eines FAVAR," Discussion Paper Series 1: Economic Studies 2009,35, Deutsche Bundesbank.
    4. Eickmeier, Sandra, 2005. "Common stationary and non-stationary factors in the euro area analyzed in a large-scale factor model," Discussion Paper Series 1: Economic Studies 2005,02, Deutsche Bundesbank.

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