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How Germany benefits the most from its Eurozone membership

Januj Juneja

Research in International Business and Finance, 2017, vol. 42, issue C, 1074-1088

Abstract: Post-institutionalization, the Eurozone has seen a marked increase in the integration of its financial markets. An important outcome of this has been the elimination of exchange rate risk because of the introduction of a common currency. We study the effect of this integration through a discrete-time affine term structure model with state variables obtained from the application of two extensions of principal components analysis to the multi-country setting by focusing on seven members of the Eurozone. Our results, derived from formulating and testing three hypotheses, show that Germany has gained disparately larger benefits from its membership in the Eurozone.

Keywords: E43; E44; F36; C38; Affine term structure model; Principal components analysis; Eurozone; Financial market integration; Economic benefits (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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