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Asymmetric shocks among U.S. states

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  • Marco Del Negro

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This paper applies a factor model to the study of risk sharing among U.S. states. The factor model makes it possible to disentangle movements in output and consumption due to national, regional, or state-specific business cycles from those due to measurement error. The results of the paper suggest that some findings of the previous literature which indicate a substantial amount of interstate risk sharing may be due to the presence of measurement error in output. When measurement error is properly taken into account, the evidence points towards a lack of interstate smoothing.

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Paper provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta in its series Working Paper with number 2000-27.

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Keywords: Consumption (Economics) ; Business cycles;

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