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Symmetric shocks and consumer spending in the EU.

Alan Curruth

Symmetric shocks and consumer spending in the EU.

by Alan Curruth

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Published by University of Kent at Canterbury in Canterbury .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesStudies in Economics / University of Kent at Canterbury -- No.94/3
ContributionsGibson, Heather., Tsakalotos, Euclid.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13907639M

Title: Do consumers respond symmetrically to positive and negative income shocks? Author: Dimitris Georgarakos Subject: Recent research finds that consumers respond more strongly to negative than to positive transitory income shocks, for example, a temporary income tax increase as opposed to a . AUTHORSHIP STATEMENT The undersigned Jernej Mencinger a student at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Economics, (hereafter: FELU), declare that I am the author of the doctoral dissertation entitled The Impact of the Fiscal Policy Transmission Mechanism on Economic Activity, written under supervision of professor Aleksander Aristovnik, Ph.D. and co-supervision of professor Miroslav.

Symmetric shock: when an economic supply or demand shock is the same/similar. This is one of the criteria of an optimal currency area. Asymmetric shock: when an economic supply or demand shock is different from one region to another, or when the shocks don't move together. (Ex. Downloadable (with restrictions)! There is growing evidence that the primary effect of energy price shocks on the U.S. economy involves a reduction in consumer spending. We quantify the direct effect on real consumption of unanticipated changes in discretionary income, shifts in precautionary savings, and changes in the operating cost of energy-using durables.

GDP growth in Europe has also stalled on several fronts, and even a hot US consumer economy appears to have its best days in the rearview mirror. eMarketer Global Ecommerce Forecast Amid this backdrop of declining momentum, we estimate that global ecommerce will . a shock to depend on the sign of that shock.7 The narrative approach to government spending shocks, pioneered by Ramey and Shapiro () and Ramey (), relies on Distributed Lags models (DL) or Local Projection (LP, Jorda, ), and these methods can allow for someFile Size: KB.


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Symmetric shocks and consumer spending in the EU by Alan Curruth Download PDF EPUB FB2

'Symmetric shock' "This is a symmetric shock: All EU countries are affected and all are expected to have a recession this year," said Dombrovskis, a former Latvian prime minister.

These long-term policy challenges are likely to weigh on consumer spending and economic activity in Europe. John Leer For speaking opportunities and. The shocks and the shock adjustment dynamics of these countries are also compared to western European EU countries that have not yet adopted the euro.

Focusing on the period ‐, we find that there are still considerable differences in the shocks and in the adjustment process to shocks between the euro area and the by: Asymmetric Shocks and Risk Sharing in a Monetary Union: Updated Evidence and Policy Implications for Europe⁄ Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan University of Houston Bent E.

S¿rensen University of Houston and CEPR Oved Yosha Tel Aviv University, CEPR, and CESifo Revised version, February Abstract. In this paper, we use a structural vector autoregression model to identify and compare demand and supply shocks between euro area countries and central and eastern European countries (CEECs).

The shocks and the shock adjustment dynamics of these countries are also compared to EU countries that currently do not participate in the EMU. Focusing on the periodwe find that Cited by: 4. Book Description. The crisis in Europe is often discussed as a crisis of European integration or a crisis of national economies within Europe.

Both the ‘methodological Europeanism’ and ‘methodological nationalism’ miss out the important links between economic and political processes at different spatial scales within Europe, and therefore, asymmetries and phenomena of uneven development.

The EU document identifies a set of risks linked to the recession that will inevitably affect the whole of Europe. “The shock to the EU economy is symmetric in that the pandemic has hit all.

There is, however, to be a six- to seven-year phase-out period. ó Objective 2 spending is more concentrated, with coverage falling from 26% to 18% of the EU population.

ó The net effect is to reduce the overall coverage of regions eligible for support from File Size: KB. First, shocks to the Eurozone are asymmetric in that the weaker countries in the periphery such as Greece, Ireland, Portugal, and Spain are hit by slow growth, low labor productivity, and lack of competitiveness whereas the German, and to a lesser extent, the French economies have relatively much higher labor productivity and are much more competitive.

Asymmetric shocks, structural rigidities and adjustment capability in EMU 7 nomic structures and integrated product markets characterized by inter-industry specialization implies that, common shocks will asymmetrically affect the countries in which the various in-dustries are located (European Economy No.

44 ). On the. The permanent preference shock discussed above is an example of an asymmetric shock, in which case the con straints of a monetary union are binding if labour is not sufficiently mobile. The recessionary effects are trans mitted across countries because the exchange rates are fixed, and they can not be used to offset disturbances.

labour mobility - that is, geographical mobility - is unlikely to form a major mechanism of adjustment to asymmetric shocks within the euro area. How mobile is capital in the EU. Stages 1 and 2 of EMU, together with the Single Market programme, have resulted in a high degree of capital mobility within the EU, though obstacles still remain.

Asymmetric shocks and monetary disintegration: the case of the eurozone Franco Praussello University of Genoa- Italy. 2 Abstract 1 shocks, which in the case of the EU were cruelly absent. 11 Friedman’s criticism 1 • Friedman () argues that a common currency forFile Size: 69KB.

The study by J. Viñals, J. Jimeno: Monetary Union and European Unemployment, CEPR Discussion Paper No. Londonsuffers a bit from the fact that their econometric procedure does not allow truly idiosyncratic regional shocks to be separated from national or EU shocks.

There is growing evidence that the primary effect of energy price shocks on the U.S. economy involves a reduction in consumer spending.

We quantify the direct effect on real consumption of unanticipated changes in discretionary income, shifts in precautionary savings, and changes in the operating cost of energy-using durables.

Start studying International Monetary Economics Final. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. An increase in income in an open economy nation will cause a change in consumer spending on home production, and: The difference between asymmetric and symmetric shocks is that.

Thus, in contradiction to what is generally assumed on the basis of the reduction in transaction costs only, the European Monetary Union (EMU) is likely to foster intra-industry trade in Europe, leading to more symmetric shocks between member states.

The monetary union will endogenously create the conditions of its by: Economic Crisis in Europe: Causes, Consequences hampered as spending on research and development is one of the first outlays that businesses cut back on A symmetric shock with asymmetric implications 27 The impact of the crisis on potential growth Symmetric shocks, which are shocks which affect all regions or industries in the same way.

Financial shocks, which are those starting in the financial markets, such as a sudden change in the exchange rate, or the collapse of a major credit bank. The shock to the EU economy is symmetric in that the pandemic has hit all Member States, but both the drop in output in (from -4¼% in Poland to -9¾% in Greece) and the strength of the rebound in are set to differ markedly.

The coronavirus pandemic has severely affected consumer spending, industrial output, investment, trade. The shock to the EU economy is symmetric in that the pandemic has hit all Member States, but both the drop in output in (from -4¼% in Poland to -9¾% in Greece) and the strength of the rebound in are set to differ markedly.The shock to the EU economy is symmetric in that the pandemic has hit all member states, but both the drop in output in and the strength of the rebound in are set to differ markedly.asymmetric shock: A change in microeconomic conditions that affects differently the different parts of a country, or different countries of a region.

This is often mentioned as a source of difficulty for countries that share a common currency, such as the Euro Zone.