Causal Analysis between the Korean and the U.S. Monthly Business Conditions Kim, Tae-Ho;
This study attempts to perform the statistical test for the causality between the Korean and the U.S. business conditions in association with the lead-lag relationship between the domestic stock price and the business condition. Their causal relationships are clearly identified after the outbreak of the IMF financial crisis. The vector autoregression for the corresponding period appears to reflect the strong interrelationships between the market variables and the dependency of the domestic business conditions on the U.S. market. The estimation results validate the leading effect of the stock price and the U.S. business behavior.