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On the differential impact of monetary policy across states/territories and its determinants in Australia: Evidence and new methodology from a small open economy

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  • Vespignani, Joaquin L.

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Monetary shocks largely affect economic activity in Western Australia. In smaller proportion, those shocks generate contractions in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, while economic activity in Queensland is significantly less affected. Finally, we develop a new approach to uncover the determinants of the differential state/territory responses to monetary shocks. Our estimation validates the theoretical assumptions that differences in industrial composition, exposure to international trade and household debt across states/territories are important determinants of these differences.

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  • Vespignani, Joaquin L., 2015. "On the differential impact of monetary policy across states/territories and its determinants in Australia: Evidence and new methodology from a small open economy," Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, Elsevier, vol. 34(C), pages 1-13.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:intfin:v:34:y:2015:i:c:p:1-13
    DOI: 10.1016/j.intfin.2014.10.001
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    Keywords

    Monetary policy; VEC; Australian states/territories;

    JEL classification:

    • E00 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General - - - General
    • E50 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - General
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies

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