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The impact of uncertainty on the macro-financial linkage with international financial exposure

Maria Teresa Punzi

Journal of Economics and Business, 2020, vol. 110, issue C

Abstract: This paper investigates the international transmission of various sources of uncertainty between the financial sector and the real economy. I focus on calibrating a two-country DGSE model with an international financial exposure in the banking sector for the Euro Area (EA) and the United States (US). In particular, the model studies the transmission mechanism of macroeconomic, monetary policy, financial and stock market volatility uncertainty. The model assumes that uncertainty originates in the foreign economy (US), and studies the spillover effect to the domestic economy (EA). The international transmission mechanism is driven by the international financial exposures, where domestic banks hold foreign banks’ assets as a second market activity. The analysis suggests that the spillover effects from foreign uncertainty have in many cases a sizeable and persistent impact on output, lending and asset prices. In particular, I find that macroeconomic and monetary policy uncertainty drive a global business cycle, where uncertainty leads to a drop in home and foreign GDP.

Keywords: DSGE model; Uncertainty; Financial frictions; International financial exposure; Macroprudential policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C13 E32 E44 E52 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1016/j.jeconbus.2020.105894

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