Financial linkages and sectoral business cycle synchronisation : evidence from Europe / Hannes Böhm, Julia Schaumburg, Lena Tonzer
VerfasserBöhm, Hannes ; Schaumburg, Julia ; Tonzer, Lena
ErschienenHalle (Saale), Germany : Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH) - Member of the Leibniz Association, [03. Februar 2020]
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SerieIWH-Diskussionspapiere ; 2020, no. 2 (February 2020)
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We analyse whether financial integration between countries leads to converging or diverging business cycles using a dynamic spatial model. Our model allows for contemporaneous spillovers of shocks to GDP growth between countries that are financially integrated and delivers a scalar measure of the spillover intensity at each point in time. For a financial network of ten European countries from 1996-2017 we find that the spillover effects are positive on average but much larger during periods of financial stress pointing towards stronger business cycle synchronisation. Dismantling GDP growth into value added growth of ten major industries we observe that some sectors are strongly affected by positive spillovers (wholesale & retail trade industrial production) others only to a weaker degree (agriculture construction finance) while more nationally influenced industries show no evidence for significant spillover effects (public administration arts & entertainment real estate).