Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/152634
Authors: 
Ehrmann, Michael
Fratzscher, Marcel
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
ECB Working Paper 200
Abstract: 
This paper investigates whether the degree and nature of interdependence between the United States and the euro area have changed with the advent of EMU. Using real-time data, it addresses this issue from the perspective of financial markets by analysing the effects of monetary policy announcements and macroeconomic news on daily interest rates in the United States and the euro area. The paper finds that the interdependence of money markets has steadily increased over time, with the spillover effects from the United States to the euro area being somewhat stronger than in the opposite direction. Moreover, for the early stages of EMU, we find evidence that the markets were going through a learning process about the ECB monetary policy. Towards the end of our sample period, the importance attached to euro area consumer prices and M3 has reached levels that are remarkably similar to the role of German consumer prices and M3 for German interest rates prior to EMU.
Subjects: 
announcements
interdependence
money markets
news
real-time
JEL: 
E43
E52
F42
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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