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Changes in the Second-Moment Properties of Disaggregated Capital Flows

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  • Silvio Contessi

    (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Reseach Division)

  • Pierangelo De Pace

    (Pomona College, Department of Economics)

  • Johanna Francis

    (Fordham University, Department of Economics)

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Using formal statistical tests, we detect (i) significant volatility increases for various types of capital flows for a period of changes in business cycle comovement among the G7 countries, and (ii) mixed evidence of changes in covariances and correlations with a set of macroeconomic variables.

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Paper provided by Fordham University, Department of Economics in its series Fordham Economics Discussion Paper Series with number dp2010-10.

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Keywords: Capital Flows; International Business Cycles.;

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