International Bond Markets and the Intro of the Euro (ICPSR 1228)

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Clemens J.M. Kool, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR01228.v1

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In this article, the author analyzes the future prospects of the euro as an international currency from a portfolio perspective. Using daily bond and exchange-rate data during the period 1996-1998, the author constructs an optimal benchmark portfolio for representative investors from the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the three major European countries participating in the euro: France, Germany, and Italy. Subsequently, the author distinguishes three plausible (euro) exchange-rate scenarios and three plausible (European) bond market scenarios as a result of the introduction of the euro. Then, the portfolio optimization is implemented again under the nine scenarios. Generally, the outcomes suggest that an increase in net demand for euro assets is unlikely, due to the inherent reduction of attractive diversification possibilities. For a given eurobond supply, this in turn implies a depreciation of the euro. Potential entry of the United Kingdom into the euro area is not seen to change the results. However, increasing depth and liquidity of European bond markets, together with lower transaction costs, may reverse the conclusions. Finally, the author shows that both actual supply and demand developments in international bond markets in 1999 are consistent with the observed depreciation of the euro relative to the United States dollar.

Kool, Clemens J.M. International Bond Markets and the Intro of the Euro. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2001-04-02. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR01228.v1

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2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • Kool, Clemens J.M. International Bond Markets and the Intro of the Euro. ICPSR01228-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2001-04-02. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR01228.v1

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