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Spreading the word or reducing the term spread? Assessing spillovers from euro area monetary policy

Martin Feldkircher (), Thomas Gruber () and Florian Huber
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Martin Feldkircher: Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB)
Thomas Gruber: Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB)

Department of Economics Working Papers from Vienna University of Economics and Business, Department of Economics

Abstract: As a consequence of asset purchases by the European Central Bank (ECB), longer-term yields in the euro area decline, and spreads between euro area long-term yields narrow. To assess spillovers of these recent financial developments, we use a Bayesian variant of the global vector autoregressive (BGVAR) model with stochastic volatility and propose a novel mixture of zero impact and sign restrictions that we impose on the cross-section of the data. Both shocks generate positive and significant spillovers to industrial production in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (CESEE) and other non-euro area EU member states. These effects are transmitted via the financial channel (mainly through interest rates and equity prices) and outweigh costs of appreciation pressure on local currencies vis-a-vis the euro (trade channel). While these results represent general trends, we also find evidence for both cross-country heterogeneity of effects within the euro area and region-specific spillovers thereof.

Keywords: Euro area monetary policy; quantitative easing; spillovers (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C30 E32 E52 F41 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017-05
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