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On the role of domestic and international financial cyclical factors in driving economic growth

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Billio M, Donadelli M, Livieri G, Paradiso A

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  • Published in: APPLIED ECONOMICS, vol. 52, pp. 1272-1287 (ISSN 0003-6846)
  • Year: 2020
  • Abstract: We investigate the effects of (domestic and international) financial cyclical factors on the US business cycle over the period 1890–2013 using an augmented stochastic version of the neoclassical growth model. In our setting, financial factors enter as determinants of the total factor productivity cyclical pattern. By means of static and dynamic estimations we find that (i) the inclusion of financial cyclical factors improves the model’s performance; (ii) the sensitivity of economic growth to financial factors is time-varying; (iii) domestic financial factors have a key role in explaining short-run output fluctuations only in the first half of the 20th century; (iv) US business cycle fluctuations have been mainly driven by global financial factors (i.e., financial integration) over the last three decades.
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Monica Billio

Full Professor in Econometrics - Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Department of Economics

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