Volatility Risk Pass-Through
Mariano Massimiliano Croce,
Yang Liu and
No 13325, CEPR Discussion Papers from C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers
We develop a novel measure of volatility pass-through to assess international propagation of output volatility shocks to macroeconomic aggregates, equity prices, and currencies. An increase in country's output volatility is associated with a decrease in its output, consumption, and net exports. The average consumption pass-through is 50% (a 1% increase in output volatility increases consumption volatility by 0.5%) and it increases to 70% for shocks originating in smaller countries. The equity volatility pass-through is 90%, whereas the link between volatility of currency and fundamentals is weak. A novel channel of risk sharing of volatility risks can explain our empirical findings.
Keywords: foreign exchange disconnect; Risk Sharing; Volatility pass-through (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C62 F31 G12 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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