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The real costs and profits of TARGET 2 balances

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Erler, Alexander ; Hohberger, Stefan:
The real costs and profits of TARGET 2 balances.
Bayreuth : Universität Bayreuth , 2014 . - 27 S. - (Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Diskussionspapiere der Universität Bayreuth, Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät ; 02-14 )

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The paper assesses the real costs and profits of German claims on the Eurosys-
tem through TARGET2. While Germany’s nominal profits from holding TARGET2
claims depend on the development of the nominal interest rate, the real profits are
determined by the real interest rate as well as the real exchange rate. The paper
finds that at the end of 2013 Germany faces current costs of around 15 billion euros
in real terms. Calculating the costs and profits of every member country in the euro
area reveals that the TARGET2 system mirrors an implicit distribution mechanism
with a volume of about 30 billion euros. The results underline the aspect that even
without an euro area break-up or exit of one member-country, holding TARGET2
claims can cause high economic costs in real terms.

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Item Type: Working paper, discussion paper
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics > Chair Economics I > Chair Economics I - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Bernhard Herz
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics
Faculties > Faculty of Law, Business and Economics > Department of Economics > Chair Economics I
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
Date Deposited: 15 May 2015 09:22
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 05:40
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/13536