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Macroeconomic Synchronization Between G3 Countries

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  • Amado Peiró

    (Universitat de València)

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    This paper studies the existence of a world business cycle by examining quarterly and annual comovements in production, prices, and interest rates in the three main world economies: Germany, Japan and the U.S. In accordance with earlier studies, contemporaneous relationships clearly dominate short-term dynamics. The evidence indicates that, in the last four decades, these comovements are clearly significant in all the variables, with the possible exception of short-term interest rates, and they are stronger for long-term interest rates; nevertheless, they are rather unstable over time. Este artículo estudia la existencia de un ciclo económico mundial mediante elexamen de movimientos comunes en la producción, los precios y los tipos de interés enlas tres mayores economías mundiales: Alemania, Japón y los Estados Unidos. Deacuerdo con estudios anteriores, las relaciones contemporáneas dominan claramente alas relaciones dinámicas a corto plazo. La evidencia indica que, en las últimas cuatrodécadas, estos movimientos comunes son claramente significativos para todas lasvariables, con la posible excepción de los tipos de interés a corto plazo, y de mayorintensidad para los tipos de interés a largo plazo; sin embargo, son bastante inestables alo largo del tiempo.

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    Paper provided by Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie) in its series Working Papers. Serie EC with number 2002-16.

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    Length: 24 pages
    Date of creation: Jul 2002
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    Publication status: Published by Ivie
    Handle: RePEc:ivi:wpasec:2002-16

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    Keywords: ciclo económico mundial; movimiento común; sincronización. comovement; synchronization; world business cycle.;

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    1. Narayan, Seema, 2014. "Integration of current account imbalances in the OECD," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 38(C), pages 288-295.

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