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The international transmission channels of US supply and demand shocks: Evidence from a non-stationary dynamic factor model for the G7 countries

Max Hanisch and Bernd Kempa ()

The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, 2017, vol. 42, issue C, 70-88

Abstract: We employ a multi-country non-stationary dynamic factor model to assess spillover effects and transmission channels of US supply and demand shocks on a variety of macroeconomic variables in individual non-US G7 countries. We find that trade, financial and confidence channels all play a significant role in the international transmission of US shocks. However, the results point to substantial heterogeneities of shock transmission across the individual G7 economies. In particular, we find negative transmission effects for Italy and Japan as the only two G7 countries not well integrated into global value chains. Moreover, the exchange rate responses of Germany, France and Italy turn out to be far less pronounced in comparison to the other G7 economies which we relate to their membership of the euro area and their coordinated monetary policies prior to the establishment of the euro. Whereas we document a close comovement of stock market dynamics across the G7 countries, we find credit and real estate markets to be less synchronized. We do not find the effects and transmission channels to be fundamentally affected by the post-2008 economic environment.

Keywords: International business cycles; International transmission channels; Dynamic factor models; Sign restrictions; Non-stationarity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C32 E32 F44 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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