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dc.contributor.authorFountas, Stilianosen
dc.identifier.citationFountas, S. & Papagapitos, A. (1999) "The Monetary Transmission Mechanism: Evidence and Implications for European Monetary Union" (Working Paper No. 0035) Department of Economics, National University of Ireland, Galway.en
dc.description.abstractWe provide some evidence consistent with a heterogeneous credit channel of monetary policy transmission in the European Union. Using the techniques of cointegration and Error Correction Models, we have shown that the external finance premium is one important leading indicator of real economic activity in some EU countries, namely, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy and the Netherlands. No evidence is found for Belgium, France, Germany and the UK. These findings imply that a common monetary policy implemented by the European Central Bank might be transmitted in different ways across the member countries of the monetary union, thus exacerbating existing regional disparities among the member countries.en
dc.publisherNational University of Ireland, Galwayen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking Papers;0035en
dc.subjectQuality spreaden
dc.subjectCredit channelen
dc.subjectMonetary policy transmissionen
dc.titleThe Monetary Transmission Mechanism: Evidence and Implications for European Monetary Unionen
dc.typeWorking Paperen

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