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Are Europe's Interest Rates led by FED Announcements?

  • Andrea Monticini

    (University of Exeter)

  • Giacomo Vaciago

    (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore)

This paper investigates the degree and nature of economic and monetary policy relations among the United States, the Euro area, and Great Britain. Using daily interest rates, we estimate the impact of monetary policy announcements of a Central Bank on its domestic market and in what measure those announcements are able to influence other financial markets. In particular, we analyse the effect of the FED, ECB, and BoE monetary policy announcements on European markets. We find that Europe’s interest rates have a relevant response to FED announcements.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: 21 Jul 2005
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpma:0507022
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