Om Introduction of the Euro and the Monetar
The Euro area is an extremely unique and important currency area for two reasons. First, it is the single largest currency area to be created in an industrialized region and is important as a test case for regions contemplating the establishment of new currency areas, such as East Asia and North America. Second, it was established by sovereign states working as peers, which, despite various challenges, peacefully and autonomously decided to create a single currency area.Marking the 10th anniversary of the creation of the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Euro, this invaluable book analyzes the monetary policy of the ECB — the guardian of the Euro — by using recently developed econometric methods. The analysis performed in this book marks a substantial contribution toward understanding the significance of the Euro area as well as the future of the Euro from an international perspective.Contents:History of the EU Monetary UnionEmpirical Analysis of the Money Demand Function in the Euro AreaMonetary Policy Rule of the European Central BankEmpirical Analysis of the Term Structure of Interest Rates in the Presence of Cross-Section DependenceAre Budget Deficits Sustainable in the Euro Area?Yield Spread and Output Growth in the Euro AreaInternational Capital Flows and the Feldstein–Horioka ParadoxNominal and Real Exchange Rate Fluctuations: Euro, US Dollar, and Japanese YenEuro Area EnlargementReadership: Economists; advanced undergraduates and graduate students in economics and finance; non-experts interested in the Euro area and the European Central Bank.