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Linkages between the Eurozone and the South-Eastern European countries: A global VAR analysis

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  • Koukouritakis, Minoas
  • Papadopoulos, Athanasios P.
  • Yannopoulos, Andreas

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In the present paper we assess the impact of the Eurozone's economic policies on specific South-Eastern European countries, namely Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Romania, Slovenia and Turkey. Since these countries are connected to the EU or the Eurozone and economic interdependence among them is continuously evolving, we implemented a Global VAR model. Our results indicate that all sample countries, except Turkey, react in a similar manner to changes (a) in the macroeconomic policies of the Eurozone, and (b) in the nominal exchange rate of the euro against the US dollar. There is evidence of linkages among the EU or Eurozone members of the region, and between each of them and the Eurozone.

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  • Koukouritakis, Minoas & Papadopoulos, Athanasios P. & Yannopoulos, Andreas, 2015. "Linkages between the Eurozone and the South-Eastern European countries: A global VAR analysis," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 48(C), pages 129-154.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecmode:v:48:y:2015:i:c:p:129-154
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econmod.2014.10.010
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    Keywords

    Monetary transmission; Global VAR model; Weak exogeneity; Impact elasticities; Generalised impulse responses;
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    JEL classification:

    • E43 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Interest Rates: Determination, Term Structure, and Effects
    • F15 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Economic Integration
    • F42 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - International Policy Coordination and Transmission

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