Patterns of Convergence and Divergence in the Euro Area

39 Pages Posted: 25 Oct 2013

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Ángel Estrada

Banco de España

Jordi Galí

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional (CREI); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

David Lopez-Salido

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Date Written: October 2013

Abstract

We study the extent of macroeconomic convergence/divergence among euro area countries. Our analysis focuses on four variables (unemployment, inflation, relative prices and the current account), and seeks to uncover the role played by monetary union as a convergence factor by using non-euro developed economies and the pre-EMU period as control samples

Suggested Citation

Estrada, Ángel and Gali, Jordi and Lopez-Salido, David, Patterns of Convergence and Divergence in the Euro Area (October 2013). NBER Working Paper No. w19561. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2345056

Ángel Estrada

Banco de España ( email )

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Madrid 28014
Spain

Jordi Gali

Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional (CREI) ( email )

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Barcelona, 08005
Spain
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics ( email )

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Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

London
United Kingdom

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

David Lopez-Salido

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System ( email )

20th Street and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20551
United States

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