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The impact of trade policy uncertainty shocks on the Euro Area

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  • Arigoni, Filippo
  • Lenarčič, Črt

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This paper sets up a Bayesian SVAR model on Euro Area data and identifies trade policy uncertainty shocks using a minimum set of sign restrictions. We find that rising trade policy uncertainty adversely affects the real business cycle in the Euro Area mostly in short term, while it has more persistent effects on the Euro effective exchange rate and, to a lesser extent, on prices. In line with the recent geo-political events, the evidence suggests an increasing contribution to Euro Area fluctuations towards the end of the sample period. The results are robust to alternative measures of trade policy uncertainty. Furthermore, we show that sectors exhibit heterogeneous responses to trade policy uncertainty shocks.

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  • Arigoni, Filippo & Lenarčič, Črt, 2020. "The impact of trade policy uncertainty shocks on the Euro Area," MPRA Paper 100832, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Trade policy uncertainty; Euro Area; uncertainty shocks; Bayesian SVAR; sign restrictions.;
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    JEL classification:

    • 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
    • D80 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - General
    • E30 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations

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