Money and Credit Market Integration in an enlarging Euro Zone: Methodological Issues

“The chapter discusses methodological issues of money and credit market integration within the context of an enlarging Euro area. Common methods of interest parity tests are rejected in favour of a comparison of nominal interest rates. Hölscher and Stephan find that from an institutional point of view the new EU member countries look under-banked, whereas interest rates are converging. As policy implication the paper argues for a Euro adoption of the new EU members rather sooner than later.“

11. September 2006

Authors Johannes Stephan Jens Hölscher

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