News and Business Cycles in Open Economies, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking

Abstract

It is well known that the neoclassical model does not generate comovement among macroeconomic aggregates in response to news about future total factor productivity. We show that this problem is generally more severe in open economy versions of the neoclassical model. We present an open economy model that generates comovement both in response to sudden stops and to news about future productivity and investment-specific technical change. We find that comovement is easier to generate in the presence of weak short-run wealth effects on the labor supply, adjustment costs to labor, and/or investment, and whenever the real interest rate faced by the economy rises with the level of net foreign debt.

Type

Article

Author(s)

Nir Jaimovich, Sergio Rebelo

Date Published

2008

Citations

Jaimovich, Nir, and Sergio Rebelo. 2008. News and Business Cycles in Open Economies. Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. 40(8)

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