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Macroeconomic Transmission of Eurozone Shocks to Emerging Economies

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This paper analyzes the robustness of emerging economies growth performance to a number of external demand shocks using a Bayesian vector autoregressive (BVAR) model with informative priors on the steady state. We show that more than Vfty percent of the variation in real GDP growth of Latin American emerging economies is explained by external factors, while it is slightly less than Vfty percent for emerging Asia and China. Conditional forecasts of different scenarios indicate that a deepening of the Eurozone recession would create a severe and persistent contraction for emerging economies, depending on the response of the U.S. growth to this shock. Finally, forecasts suggest that a sharp slowdown in China’s growth would have a signiVcant negative impact on emerging economies’ growth, and that the Latin American countries would be more severely hit than the Asian ones.

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  • Bilge Erten, 2012. "Macroeconomic Transmission of Eurozone Shocks to Emerging Economies," International Economics, CEPII research center, issue 131, pages 43-70.
  • Handle: RePEc:cii:cepiie:2012-q3-131-3
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    Keywords

    Eurozone Recession; Transmission of Shocks; Bayesian vector Autoregression; Emerging Economies; Growth Spillovers;

    JEL classification:

    • F43 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Economic Growth of Open Economies
    • F44 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - International Business Cycles
    • F47 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications

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