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The Behaviour of Interest Groups in Trade and Industry Towards Monetary Policy and Central Banks

Theory and Evidence on Germany and the Euro Area


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Contents: Monetary policymaking in Germany – Institutional context: the Deutsche Bundesbank – Issue context: monetary policy in Germany – Exposure of trade and industry to monetary policy – Group context: industry and trade associations in Germany – Analysis of interest group behaviour in Germany and at EU level – Interest group activity after entry into EMU – Channels of communication of interests.