16 Pages Posted: 15 Feb 2006
Date Written: June 2000
This paper provides a quantitative exploration of international spillovers of macroeconomic shocks among the major industrial economies. The particular topical example analyzed here concerns the possible effects on the industrial economies of adverse shocks to the current U.S. economic expansion. The potential spillover effects of U.S. shocks to other industrial economies are found to be quite large. Extant economic conditions, particularly the low levels of nominal interest rates and the consequent possibility of liquidity traps in countries such as Japan, could significantly magnify these spillover effects.
Keywords: Macroeconomic shocks international spillovers nominal interest rate floor macroeconometric simulations
JEL Classification: E32 E37 F42
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Laxton, Douglas and Prasad, Eswar S., International Spillovers of Macroeconomic Shocks A Quantitative Exploration (June 2000). IMF Working Paper, Vol. , pp. 1-16, 2000. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=879666