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Monetary Transmission in the Euro Area: A Factor Model Approach

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  • Luca Sala

    (ECARES - Universite' Libre de Bruxelles)

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This paper studies the transmission of common monetary shocks across European countries by using a dynamic factor model (Forni-Reichlin (1998)). This technique allows to extract the common European monetary shock and to compute country-specific responses. Our identification employs rotations of the shocks space and a loss function (as in Uhlig (1999)). European countries display responses in line with a broad set of theoretical models and are characterized by quantitatively different responses. Spain and Germany are the most sensitive countries to common monetary shocks, while France, the Netherlands and especially Italy are the least. The interest rate channel is significant in explaining these asymmetries while we find no role for the credit channel.

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  • Luca Sala, 2002. "Monetary Transmission in the Euro Area: A Factor Model Approach," Macroeconomics 0205005, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 15 May 2002.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpma:0205005
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    Keywords

    factor models; monetary transmission; monetary shocks;

    JEL classification:

    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • F42 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - International Policy Coordination and Transmission
    • E52 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Monetary Policy
    • E58 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit - - - Central Banks and Their Policies

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