EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Do financial crises erode potential output? A cross-country analysis of industrial and emerging economies

Fernando Oliveira () and Myrian Petrassi

Journal of Economic Studies, 2018, vol. 45, issue 2, 247-262

Abstract: Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to analyze empirically if financial crises have decreased potential output for a selected group of economies. Design/methodology/approach - The authors estimate different country-specific stylized Phillips curves to verify if inflationary pressures were stronger on the recovery periods after financial crises, relative to the recovery periods after recessions. Findings - The results, in general, do not show any clear empirical evidence that financial crises erode potential output. Moreover, there are no apparent differences in terms of the effects of financial crises over potential output between emerging and industrial economies. Research limitations/implications - This paper sheds light on the widely debated issue of whether financial crises constitute adverse supply shocks that lead to impairment in an economy’s productive potential. In interpreting the results, the authors must first recognize that all of them are based on the reduced-form relationships. Thus, they are about correlations and not necessarily about true structural relationships. Practical implications - The study is very important for policy makers and specially Central Banks worldwide. Social implications - The loss of potential output is a very serious economic and social phenomenon. This paper sheds light on the debate if financial crisis lead to losses of potential output. Originality/value - The paper is original in using more Phillips curves and because it studies also the behavior of emerging economies.

Keywords: Financial crises; Inflation; Hyperinflation; Phillips curve; Potential output; E3; E30; E31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/JES-02-2017- ... RePEc&WT.mc_id=RePEc (text/html)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:eme:jespps:jes-02-2017-0036

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
Emerald Group Publishing, Howard House, Wagon Lane, Bingley, BD16 1WA, UK
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/jes.htm

Access Statistics for this article

Journal of Economic Studies is currently edited by Professor Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee

More articles in Journal of Economic Studies from Emerald Group Publishing
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Virginia Chapman ().

 
Page updated 2020-09-30
Handle: RePEc:eme:jespps:jes-02-2017-0036