The international spillover effects of US monetary policy uncertainty
Timothy Moreland and
Journal of International Economics, 2021, vol. 133, issue C
An extensive literature studies the international transmission of US monetary policy surprises (shifts in expected path of the policy rate). In this paper we show that changes in uncertainty around the expected path constitute an important additional dimension of spillover effects to global bond yields. In advanced countries, it is the term premium component of yields that responds to uncertainty. We find that this can be explained by an international portfolio balance mechanism. In contrast, for emerging countries it is the expected component of yields that reacts to uncertainty. This can be rationalized from a flight to safety channel. We find heterogeneity in the country-level response to uncertainty only in emerging countries and it is driven by the degree of financial openness. Finally, equity markets in both advanced and emerging countries also respond to US monetary policy uncertainty.
Keywords: Monetary policy uncertainty; International spillover; International portfolio balance; Flight to safety (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E43 E58 G12 G15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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