TY - JOUR
AU - Konishi,Toru
AU - Ramey,Valerie A.
AU - Granger,Clive W.J.
TI - Stochastic Trends and Short-Run Relationships Between Financial Variables and Real Activity
JF - National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper Series
VL - No. 4275
PY - 1993
Y2 - February 1993
DO - 10.3386/w4275
UR - http://www.nber.org/papers/w4275
L1 - http://www.nber.org/papers/w4275.pdf
N1 - Author contact info:
Valerie A. Ramey
Department of Economics, 0508
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0508
Tel: 858/534-2388
Fax: 858/534-7040
E-Mail: vramey@ucsd.edu
AB - This paper re-examines the relationship between financial variables and real activity in a unified statistical framework. Using the methods of cointegration and separation. we characterize the long-run and short-run relationships between three sets of variables and then use the framework to assess the predictive power of alternative financial variables for real activity. Three main results emerge from the analysis. First, we show that although two sets of variables may not share the long-run trend. the error correction terms from one set of variables may have important explanatory power for the variables in another set. Second, we show that some of the key variables discussed in the literature can be interpreted as error correction terms from another system. Third, comparing two key error correction terms, M2 velocity and the interest rate spread between commercial paper and Treasury bills, we find that M2 velocity appears to be a more consistent predictor of output than is the interest rate spread.
ER -