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|dc.description.abstract||Since the mid-1990s, large movements in stock prices have not only raised centralbankers' and policy-makers' interest in their implications for real economic activity,but have also led to extensive empirical research in this field. While most of thestudies have focussed on the United States or the euro area as a whole, this paperis one of the few providing empirical evidence for Germany.Despite the fact that the significance of equity markets remains much smaller inGermany than in other industrial countries, the empirical analysis confirms thatstock price movements are relevant for the German economy: overall, stock pricemovements have had an impact on both domestic consumption and domesticprivate investment in recent years. Less surprisingly, the effects prove to be ofmuch less significance than for other countries, in particular the United States,where stock market effects have been substantial.However, as it can be expected that the equity markets will gain further importancein Germany in the long term – e.g. in connection with the need for households toincrease privately funded pensions and for many German companies tostrengthen their equity and diversify their financing resources – the paper alsoconcludes that the real economy will register more significant effects in future.||en_US|
|dc.publisher|||aDeutsche Bank Research |cFrankfurt a. M.|
|dc.relation.ispartofseries|||aResearch Notes |x20||en_US|
|dc.title||Stock Prices and Real Economic Activity Empirical Results for Germany||en_US|
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