Additional Evidenceon Ems Interest Rate Linkages

Author/Editor:

Alicia García-Herrero ; John Thornton

Publication Date:

October 1, 1996

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Summary:

This note examines interest rate linkages within the EMS. Cointegration tests suggest the existence of a long-run equilibrium relationship between German and other EMS interest rates. Bivariate VAR analysis finds that Granger-causality either stems from German to other European interest rates (Belgium, France, Spain, and the U.K.) or is bidirectional (Denmark and the Netherlands). When allowance is made for the influence of U.S. interest rates, the pattern of Granger causality is predominantly bidirectional.

Series:

Working Paper No. 96/115

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

October 1, 1996

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451942941/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1151996

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

16

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