English, Article, Journal or magazine article edition: Oil and the Euro Area Economy G. PEERSMAN; I. VAN ROBAYS

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  • Oil and the Euro Area Economy
Author
  • G. PEERSMAN
  • I. VAN ROBAYS
Physical Description
  • preprint
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  • We examine the macroeconomic effects of different types of oil shocks and the oil transmission mechanism in the Euro area. A comparison is made with the US and across individual member countries. First, we find that the underlying source of the oil price shift is crucial to determine the repercussions on the economy and the appropriate monetary policyreaction. Second, the transmission mechanism is considerably different compared to the US. In particular, inflationary effects in the US are mainly driven by a strong direct passthrough of rising energy prices and indirect effects of higher production costs. In contrast, Euro area inflation reacts sluggishly and is much more driven by second-round effects of increasing wages. Third, there are also substantial asymmetries across member countries. These differences are due to different labour market dynamics which are further aggravated by a common monetary policy stance which does not fit all.
  • RePEc:rug:rugwps:09/​582
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