Monetary Policy Shocks in the Euro Area and Global Liquidity Spillovers
32 Pages Posted: 11 Mar 2004
Date Written: June 2007
We analyse the international transmission of monetary policy shocks with a focus on the effects of foreign liquidity on the euro area. We estimate two domestic structural VAR models for the euro area and then we introduce a global liquidity aggregate. The impulse responses show that a positive shock to foreign liquidity leads for the euro area to a permanent increase in M3 and in the price level, a temporary rise in real output and a temporary appreciation of the euro real effective exchange rate. Moreover, we find that innovations in global liquidity play an important role in explaining price and output fluctuations.
Keywords: Monetary policy, Structural VAR, International spillovers
JEL Classification: E52, F01
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