Macro-Financial Spillovers

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John Cotter

University College Dublin

Mark Hallam

University of York - Department of Economics and Related Studies

Kamil Yilmaz

Koc University

Date Written: October 6, 2020


We analyse spillovers between the real and financial sides of the US economy allowing for differences in sampling frequency between financial and macroeconomic data. We show that financial markets are typically net transmitters of shocks to the real side of the economy, particularly during turbulent market conditions. Our macro-financial spillover measures are found to have significant predictive ability for future US macroeconomic conditions in both in-sample and out-of-sample forecasting environments. Furthermore, the predictive ability of our macro-financial measures frequently exceeds that of purely financial systemic risk measures previously employed in the literature for the same task.

Keywords: spillovers, connectedness, macro-financial, mixed-frequency, forecasting

JEL Classification: G10, G01, E30, E44, C13, C32

Suggested Citation

Cotter, John and Hallam, Mark and Yilmaz, Kamil, Macro-Financial Spillovers (October 6, 2020). Michael J. Brennan Irish Finance Working Paper Series Research Paper No. 20-12, Available at SSRN: or

John Cotter

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Mark Hallam (Contact Author)

University of York - Department of Economics and Related Studies ( email )

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Kamil Yilmaz

Koc University ( email )

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