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Business cycles and economic distortions

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  • Raicu Gabriel

    (Constanta Maritime University)

  • Stanca Costel

    (Constanta Maritime University)

  • Raicu Alexandra

    (Constanta Maritime University)

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    Business cycles are – as in definition of Burns and Mitchell -a type of fluctuation found in the aggregate economic activity of nations that organize their work mainly in business enterprises: a cycle consists of expansions occurring at about the same time in many economic activities, followed by similarly general recessions, contractions, and revivals which merge into the expansion phase of the next cycle; in duration, business cycles vary from more than one year to ten or twelve years; they are not divisible into shorter cycles of similar characteristics with amplitudes approximating their own. On the other hand, Julius Shiskin suggested several rules of thumb to identify a recession, which included two successive quarterly declines in gross domestic product (GDP), a measure of the nation's output. What about the present situation - a real, major and global recession or a different kind of business cycle particularity

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    Article provided by Constanta Maritime University in its journal Constanta Maritime University Annals, Vol. 17, 2012.

    Volume (Year): 17 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 295-298

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    Handle: RePEc:cmc:annals:v:17:y:2012:i:1:p:295-298

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    1. Batra, Ravi, 2002. "Economics in Crisis: Severe and Logical Contradictions of Classical, Keynesian, and Popular Trade Models," Review of International Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 10(4), pages 623-44, November.
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