Effects of US Quantitative Easing on Emerging Market Economies

52 Pages Posted: 14 Mar 2018

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Saroj Bhattarai

University of Texas at Austin - Department of Economics

Arpita Chatterjee

UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics

Woong Yong Park

Seoul National University

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Date Written: January 30, 2018

Abstract

We estimate international spillover effects of the United States (US)’ Quantitative Easing (QE) on emerging market economies (EMEs). Using a Bayesian VAR on monthly US macroeconomic and financial data, we first identify the US QE shock. The identified US QE shock is then used in a monthly Bayesian panel VAR for EMEs to infer spillover effects on these countries. We find that an expansionary US QE shock has significant effects on financial variables in EMEs. It leads to an exchange rate appreciation, a reduction in long-term bond yields, a stock market boom, and an increase in capital inflows to these countries. These effects on financial variables are stronger for the “Fragile Five” countries compared to other EMEs.

Keywords: us quantitative easing, spillovers, emerging market economies, bayesian var, panel var, fragile five countries

JEL Classification: C31, E44, E52, E58, F32, F41, F42

Suggested Citation

Bhattarai, Saroj and Chatterjee, Arpita and Park, Woong Yong, Effects of US Quantitative Easing on Emerging Market Economies (January 30, 2018). ADBI Working Paper 803; UNSW Business School Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3140100 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3140100

Saroj Bhattarai (Contact Author)

University of Texas at Austin - Department of Economics ( email )

Austin, TX 78712
United States

Arpita Chatterjee

UNSW Australia Business School, School of Economics ( email )

High Street
Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia

Woong Yong Park

Seoul National University ( email )

Kwanak-gu
Seoul, 151-742
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

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