In this study we examine dynamic macroeconomic spillovers in the United States, with
a particular focus on the stock market, housing and economic policy uncertainty (EPU).
Based on monthly data over the period 1987M1 to 2014M11, our ndings reveal the following
features. First, the transmission of various types of shocks contributes signi cantly
uctuations in the United States. Second, spillovers show large variations
over time. Third, in the wake of the global nancial crisis, spillovers have been exceptionally
high in historical perspective. In particular, we nd large spillovers from EPU,
as well as stock market and housing returns to other variables, in particular in
industrial production and the federal funds rate. These results illustrate the contagion
from the housing and nancial crisis to the real economy and the strong policy reaction
to stabilise the economy.