Emu and Transatlantic Exchange Rate Stability

41 Pages Posted: 13 Jan 2000

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Benoit Mojon

Banque de France

Agnès Bénassy-Quéré

Paris School of Economics (University Paris 1)


The impact of EMU on the transatlantic exchange rate stability raises the more general question of whether the exchange rate is a useful adjustment instrument or source of instability. We estimate a simple, three-country model for the United States, Germany and France, over the 1972-1995 period. Then we compare EMU, the ERM and a floating regime through stochastic simulations. We show that EMU could reduce the variability of the transatlantic exchange rate compared both to the ERM and to a floating regime, even if the removal of shocks to the intra-European risk premium is not attributed to the regime shift.

JEL Classification: E52, F02, F31, F33

Suggested Citation

Mojon, Benoit and Benassy-Quere, Agnes, Emu and Transatlantic Exchange Rate Stability. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=186649 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.186649

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Agnes Benassy-Quere

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