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Gwyn Adams, Lewis Alexander, and Joseph Gagnon
1992-421  (January 1992)

Abstract:  This paper uses a macroeconomic model with rational expectations to analyze issues related to German unification. A principal focus of the paper is the effect of unification on member countries of the European Monetary System. Under certain conditions, German unification has a contractionary effect on other EMS countries. We explore the implications for EMS and other countries of alternative German fiscal and monetary policies.

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