International Spillovers of Output Growth and Output Growth Volatility: Evidence from the G7

Nikolaos Antonakakis, Harald Badinger

Publication: Scientific journalJournal articlepeer-review


This paper examines the transmission of GDP growth and GDP growth volatility among the G7 countries over the period 1960Q1-2010Q4, using a multivariate GARCH model and volatility impulse response functions (VIRFs) to identify the source, magnitude and the duration of volatility spillovers. Results indicate the presence of positive own-country GDP growth spillovers in each country and cross-country GDP growth spillovers among most of the G7 countries. In addition, the large number of significant own-country output growth volatility spillovers and cross-country output growth volatility spillovers indicates that output growth shocks in most of the G7 countries affect output growth volatility in the other remaining countries. An additional finding is that the duration of output growth volatility spillovers has increased over time from some seven quarters in the 1970s to some ten quarters during the recent crisis, which is likely to be due to the increased integration of goods and financial markets.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)635 - 653
JournalInternational Economic Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2012

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