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Financial and economic downturns in OECD countries

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  • Markus Haavio
  • Caterina Mendicino
  • Maria Teresa Punzi

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This article empirically studies the linkages between financial variable downturns and economic recessions. We present evidence that real asset prices tend to lead real cycles, while loan-to-GDP and loan-to-deposit ratios lag them. Using a probit anaylsis, we document that downturns in real asset prices, particularly real house prices, are useful leading indicators of economic recessions.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 21 (2014)
Issue (Month): 6 (April)
Pages: 407-412

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