Sectorial Macroeconomic Interdependencies : Evidence for Latin America, East Asia and Europe

Author/Editor:

Norman Loayza ; J. Humberto Lopez ; Angel J. Ubide

Publication Date:

January 1, 1999

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper analyzes common economic patterns across countries and economic sectors in Latin America, East Asia and Europe for the period 1970–94 by means of an error-components model that decomposes real value added growth in each country into common international effects, sector-specific effects and country-specific effects. We find significant comovements in the European and East Asian samples. In the Latin American sample, however, we find country-specific components to be more important than common patterns. These results are robust to different sub-sample time spans and different sub-sample country groups.

Series:

Working Paper No. 99/11

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

January 1, 1999

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451842760/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0111999

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

38

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