The Propagation of Business Expectations within the European Union

40 Pages Posted: 7 Apr 2020

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Anja Kukuvec

Vienna University of Economics and Business

Harald Oberhofer

Vienna University of Economics and Business - Department of Economics; Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO)

Date Written: 2020

Abstract

This paper empirically investigates the propagation of fims' expectations within the European Union (EU). To this end, we combine EU-wide official business survey data with world input-output data. Econometrically, we model interdependencies in economic activities via input-output-linkages and apply space-time models with common factors. The resulting evidence provides indication for the existence of substantial spillovers in expectation formation. They are transmitted both upstream and downstream the European value chain, but the latter channel matters more.

Keywords: business expectation formation, propagation, input-output linkages, spillovers, space-time model

JEL Classification: C230, D840, E700, L140

Suggested Citation

Kukuvec, Anja and Oberhofer, Harald, The Propagation of Business Expectations within the European Union (2020). CESifo Working Paper No. 8198, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3570302

Anja Kukuvec (Contact Author)

Vienna University of Economics and Business ( email )

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Austria

Harald Oberhofer

Vienna University of Economics and Business - Department of Economics ( email )

Welthandelsplatz 1
A-1020 Vienna
Austria

Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) ( email )

P.O. Box 91
Wien, A-1103
Austria

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