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This paper develops a structural VAR model to measure how a shock to one country can affect the GDP of other countries …
Both global and regional economic linkages have strengthened substantially over the past quarter century. We employ a dynamic factor model to analyze the implications of these linkages for the evolution of global and regional business cycles. Our model allows us to assess the roles played by the...
This paper assesses the extent of trade linkages and shock transmission between African economies and its main trading partners, namely China, Europe and the United States (US). Using the global vector autoregressive (GVAR) model, the paper investigates how shock transmission between Africa and...
We investigate the role of public, private, and external debt in explaining the propagation of …nancial shocks during three major …nancial crises from 2007-2013. For our analysis, we construct indices of crisis severity in equity markets based on di¤erent tests of contagion and investigate...
Both global and regional economic linkages have strengthened substantially over the past quarter century. We employ a dynamic factor model to analyze the implications of these linkages for the evolution of global and regional business cycles. Our model allows us to assess the roles played by the...