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Comovement and Macroeconomic Interdependence: Evidence for Latin America, East Asia, and Europe

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  • Norman Loayza
  • Humberto Lopez
  • Angel Ubide

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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. This is done 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 comovement in the European and East Asian samples. In the Latin American sample, however, we find country-specific components to be considerably more important than common patterns. These results are robust to different sub-sample time spans and different sub-sample country groups.

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Paper provided by Central Bank of Chile in its series Working Papers Central Bank of Chile with number 60.

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Date of creation: Dec 1999
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Handle: RePEc:chb:bcchwp:60

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  1. Felipe Morandé L. & Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel D., 2000. "Alternative monetary schemes: a positive evaluation for the chilean peso," Journal Economía Chilena (The Chilean Economy), Central Bank of Chile, vol. 3(1), pages 57-84, April.
  2. Mejia-Reyes, P., 2004. "Classical Business Cycles in America: Are National Business Cycles Synchronised?," International Journal of Applied Econometrics and Quantitative Studies, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 1(3), pages 75-102.
  3. Gachet, Ivan & Maldonado, Diego & Oliva, Nicolas & Ramirez, Jose, 2011. "Hechos Estilizados de la Economía Ecuatoriana: El Ciclo Económico 1965-2008
    [Stylized Facts of the Ecuadorian Economy: The Economic Chicle 1965-2008]
    ," MPRA Paper 30280, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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