Do Credit Shocks Matter? A Global Perspective

Author/Editor:

Thomas Helbling ; Ayhan Kose ; Christopher Otrok ; Raju Huidrom

Publication Date:

November 1, 2010

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Summary:

This paper examines the importance of credit market shocks in driving global business cycles over the period 1988:1-2009:4. We first estimate common components in various macroeconomic and financial variables of the G-7 countries. We then evaluate the role played by credit market shocks using a series of VAR models. Our findings suggest that these shocks have been influential in driving global activity during the latest global recession. Credit shocks originating in the United States also have a significant impact on the evolution of world growth during global recessions.

Series:

Working Paper No. 10/261

Subject:

Frequency:

Quarterly

English

Publication Date:

November 1, 2010

ISBN/ISSN:

9781455209613/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA2010261

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

37

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