Business Cycle Spillovers
We apply Diebold-Yilmaz spillover index methodology to monthly industrial production indices to study business cycle interdependence among G-6 countries. We show evidence that business cycle spillovers fluctuate substantially over time, increasing especially after the 1973-75 and 1981-82 recessions as well as during the expansion after the 2001 U.S. recession. Our most important result, however, is related to the current state of the world economy: In a matter of four months since September 2008, the business cycle spillover index recorded the sharpest increase ever and reached a record level as of December 2008, an unambiguous indicator that the global economy has already been in recession. Focusing on the direction of spillovers, we show that the recessionary shocks are originating mostly from the United States and spreading to other G-6 countries.
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