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Comovements and Sectoral Interdependence: Evidence for Latin America, East Asia, and Europe

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  • By Norman Loayza

    (International Monetary Fund)

  • Humberto Lopez

    (International Monetary Fund)

  • Angel Ubide

    (International Monetary Fund)

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This paper analyzes common economic patterns across countries and economic sectors in Latin America, East Asia, and Europe for the period 1970–94 by means of an error-components model that decomposes real value-added growth in each country into common international effects, sector-specific effects, and country-specific effects. We find significant comovements in the European and East Asian samples. In the Latin American sample, however, we find country-specific components to be more important than common patterns. These results are robust to different sub-sample time spans and different sub-sample country groups. Copyright 2001, International Monetary Fund

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Volume (Year): 48 (2001)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 7

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