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Modeling News-Driven International Business Cycles

  • Paul Beaudry

    (University of British Columbia)

  • Martial Dupaigne

    (Toulouse School of Economics)

  • Franck Portier

    (Toulouse School of Economics)

This paper reexamines the question of how to explain business cycle co-movements within and between countries. First, we present a simple flexible price models to illustrate how and why news shocks can generate robust positive co-movements in economic activity across countries. We also discuss under what conditions a two-sector version of the model generates appropriate business cycle patterns within countries. Second, we develop a quantitative two-country two-sector model that is capable of replicating news driven international business cycles. The model is a two-country extension of the closed economy model of Beaudry & Portier [2004], in which there are limited possibilities to reallocate factors between investment and consumption good sectors. (Copyright: Elsevier)

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Article provided by Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics in its journal Review of Economic Dynamics.

Volume (Year): 14 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 72-91

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Handle: RePEc:red:issued:09-245
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