International Business Cycle Spillovers

JEL codes: 
C32, E32, F41
Version Date: 
Jul 2010

This paper studies business cycle interdependence among the industrialized countries since 1958. Using the spillover index methodology recently proposed by Diebold and Yilmaz (2009) and based on the generalized VAR framework, I develop an alternative measure of comovement of macroeconomic aggregates across countries. I have several important results.

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