European Policy Convergence and the EMS

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Ronald MacDonald

University of Strathclyde in Glasgow - Department of Economics; Government of New Zealand - Department of Economics; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Mark P. Taylor

Washington University in St. Louis - John M. Olin Business School; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); Brookings Institution

Date Written: November 1990

Abstract

In this paper we analyze the degree of policy convergence of EMS member countries relative to that of some non-EMS countries. Interestingly, we find convergence for the nominal and real exchange rates and money supplies of the EMS members but not for the non-EMS countries. We also provide some evidence to support the "German leadership hypothesis" in the context of intra-EMS monetary policy convergence.

JEL Classification: 431, 432

Suggested Citation

MacDonald, Ronald R. and Taylor, Mark P., European Policy Convergence and the EMS (November 1990). IMF Working Paper No. 90/104, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=885109

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