Unemployment, Investment and Global Expected Returns: A Panel FAVAR Approach

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Ron Smith; Gylfi Zoega;
  • Subject: Investment, unemployment, principal components.
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We consider the hypothesis that a common factor, global expected returns, drives unemployment and investment in 21 OECD countries over the period 1960-2002. We investigate this hypothesis using a panel-factor augmented-vector autoregression (FAVAR). We first estimate th... View more
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