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

Author/Editor:

E. H. Gardner ; W. R. M. Perraudin

Publication Date:

November 1, 1992

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Summary:

We study empirically daily French and German interest rate changes since the Basle-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.

Series:

Working Paper No. 92/96

Subject(s):

Notes:

Empirical study on daily French and German interest rate changes since the Basle-Nyborg agreement of September 1987. Also published in Staff Papers, Vol. 40, No. 2, June 1993.

English

Publication Date:

November 1, 1992

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451949988/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0961992

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

53

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