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The Impact of Climate on Economic and Financial Cycles: A Markov-switching Panel Approach

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  • Monica Billio

    (Department of Economics, Ca' Foscari University of Venice)

  • Roberto Casarin

    (Department of Economics, Ca' Foscari University of Venice)

  • Enrica De Cian

    (Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC), Venice, Italy)

  • Malcolm Mistry

    (Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC), Venice, Italy)

  • Anthony Osuntuyi

    (Department of Mathematics, Obafemi Awolowo University Nigeria)

Abstract

This paper examines the impact of climate shocks on 13 European economies analysing jointly business and financial cycles, in different phases and disentangling the effects for different sector channels. A Bayesian Panel Markov-switching framework is proposed to jointly estimate the impact of extreme weather events on the economies as well as the interaction between business and financial cycles. Results from the empirical analysis suggest that extreme weather events impact asymmetrically across the different phases of the economy and heterogeneously across the EU countries. Moreover, we highlight how the manufacturing output, a component of the industrial production index, constitutes the main channel through which climate shocks impact the EU economies.

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  • Monica Billio & Roberto Casarin & Enrica De Cian & Malcolm Mistry & Anthony Osuntuyi, 2021. "The Impact of Climate on Economic and Financial Cycles: A Markov-switching Panel Approach," Working Papers 2021:03, Department of Economics, University of Venice "Ca' Foscari".
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    Keywords

    Bayesian inference; climate shocks; financial cycle; business cycle; Markov-switching; Multi-country Panel;
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    JEL classification:

    • C11 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Bayesian Analysis: General
    • C15 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Statistical Simulation Methods: General
    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • C53 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Forecasting and Prediction Models; Simulation Methods
    • E37 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Forecasting and Simulation: Models and Applications

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