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Macroeconomic consequences of the real-financial nexus: Imbalances and spillovers between China and the U.S

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  • Pang, Ke
  • Siklos, Pierre L.

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Relying on quarterly data since 1998 we estimate, for China and the U.S., small scale econometric models that economize on the number of variables employed and yet are rich enough to provide useful insights about spillover effects between the two countries under different maintained assumptions about the exogeneity of the macroeconomic relationship between them. We conclude that inflation in China responds to credit shocks. Indeed, the monetary transmission mechanism in China resembles that of the U.S. even if the channels through which monetary policy affects their respective economies differ. We also find that the monetary policy stance of the PBOC was helpful in mitigating the impact of the 2008–9 global financial crisis on China's financial conditions. Finally, spillovers from the U.S. to China are significant and originate from both the real and financial sectors of the U.S. economy.

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  • Pang, Ke & Siklos, Pierre L., 2016. "Macroeconomic consequences of the real-financial nexus: Imbalances and spillovers between China and the U.S," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 65(C), pages 195-212.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jimfin:v:65:y:2016:i:c:p:195-212
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jimonfin.2016.03.001
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    Keywords

    Spillovers; Monetary policy in China; Dynamic factor models; Financial sector shocks;

    JEL classification:

    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models

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