Post-euro EU and US interest rates and foreign exchange rates: Are they in harmony or in disarray? Article

cited authors

  • Parhizgari, AM; Pavlova, I

fiu authors

abstract

  • This paper focuses on: (1) how a select set of financial and economic factors could set the path for interest rates and foreign exchange rates, and (2) whether the resultant realized interest and exchange rates would be in harmony or in disarray. Using post-euro data for the EU and the US, an array of monetary rules is examined. In particular, the paper investigates whether the original and the extended Taylor rules provide an explanation of the dynamics of the EU monetary system since the inception of the euro. Our findings indicate that the EU and the US monetary responses are not the same and that exchange rates play a significant role.

publication date

  • December 1, 2007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 616

end page

  • 636

volume

  • 47

issue

  • 5