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Stylised facts of Greek business cycles: new evidence from aggregate and across regimes data

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  • Nicholas Apergis
  • Alexandros Panethimitakis

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This study addresses stylised facts of the Greek economy over the period 1960–2005. The findings convey the procyclicality of consumption. Consumption is shown to be less volatile but investment and government expenses are shown to be more volatile than income. Prices are countercyclical, lending support to real business cycles (RBC). Real wages are procyclical, indicating that labour market developments are explained by shocks that shift the labour demand curve. By making allowances for changes in the regime, the empirical analysis provides robust support to the same conclusions. The study also provides evidence about the identification of shocks related to the business cycle. The results show that it is real shocks that drive the economy, implying that demand management policies do not work.

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Article provided by Inderscience Enterprises Ltd in its journal Int. J. of Economics and Business Research.

Volume (Year): 3 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 147-165

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Handle: RePEc:ids:ijecbr:v:3:y:2011:i:2:p:147-165

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Keywords: real business cycles; stylised facts; real wages; variance decompositions; Greek economy; Greece; cross-regime data; aggregate data; procyclicality; consumption; volatility; investment; government expenditure; incomes; countercyclical prices; procyclical wages; labour markets; demand curves; regime changes; economic shocks; demand management; government policies; economics; business research.;

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