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Asymmetric monetary policy effects in EMU

Volker Clausen and Bernd Hayo ()

No B 04-2002, ZEI Working Papers from University of Bonn, ZEI - Center for European Integration Studies

Abstract: This paper uses a semi-structural dynamic modelling approach to investigate asymmetric monetary transmission in Europe. A system of equations containing reaction functions for monetary policy, output and inflation equations is simultaneously estimated for France, Germany, and Italy. Extensive cross equation tests show that relatively large differences in simulated impulse responses are still consistent with the notion that the transmission mechanism is homogeneous across the three major EMU countries. However, monetary policy impulses show a relatively stronger effect on the output gap in Italy and Germany. Out-of-sample tests do not find a structural break in the transmission mechanisms prior to EMU.

Keywords: European Monetary Union; Monetary Policy; Semi-structural modelling (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E52 F41 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2002
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