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Globalization and international business cycle dynamics: A conditional GVAR approach

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  • Binder, Michael
  • Offermanns, Christian J.

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We examine the effects of increased international integration of both goods and financial markets on business cycle dynamics. To do so, we develop a new econometric framework for modelling cross-country spillovers in which the magnitude of these spillovers is an empirically determined function of the degree of a country's integration with international goods and financial markets. Our results suggest that the magnitude of cross-country spillovers for most country pairs has been increasing with strengthened goods and financial markets integration.

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  • Binder, Michael & Offermanns, Christian J., 2014. "Globalization and international business cycle dynamics: A conditional GVAR approach," Discussion Papers 2014/24, Free University Berlin, School of Business & Economics.
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    Keywords

    business cycle dynamics; international goods and financial market integration; dynamic panel data models; global VAR model;

    JEL classification:

    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • F41 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - Open Economy Macroeconomics
    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models

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