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Macroeconomic Effects of Reallocation Shocks: A generalised impulse response function analysis for three European countries

  • Theodore Panagiotidis


    (Dept of Economics, Loughborough University)

  • Gianluigi Pelloni


    (University of Bologna)

We develop a generalised impulse response function (GIRF) approach to explore the different impacts of aggregate and sectoral shocks within a VAR-GARCH-M model. Using the output of our GIRF analysis, we explore the behaviour of three European countries (Germany, Spain and the UK). We analyse the aggregate and sectoral responses to discriminate among three different hypotheses of business cycle fluctuations. Links are established and explanations are provided within the still experimental character of our exercise.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, Loughborough University in its series Discussion Paper Series with number 2003_15.

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Date of creation: Dec 2003
Date of revision: Dec 2003
Handle: RePEc:lbo:lbowps:2003_15
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