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Les marchés financiers anticipent-ils les retournements conjoncturels?

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  • Bellone, B.
  • Gautier, E.
  • Le Coent, S.

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This article aims at estimating leading indicators of the American economy with financial variables. We use two types of hidden Markov chains models, a quantitative one (Krolzig (1997)) and a qualitative one (Gregoir and Lenglart (2000)). These models provide a robust and reliable framework to build with financial variables a qualitative probabilistic indicator with a 3- to 6-month lead on business and growth cycle. During the last forty years, the financial market rarely proved false signals and identified all recessions -which are dated by the NBER- and slowdowns periods of the American economy.

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Paper provided by Banque de France in its series Working papers with number 128.

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Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: 2005
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Handle: RePEc:bfr:banfra:128

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Keywords: Business cycles ; Qualitative multivariate Markov switching models ; MS-VAR models ; Leading indicators;

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  1. Niang, Abdou-Aziz & Diagne, Abdoulaye & Pichery, Marie-Claude, 2010. "Exploring the finance-real economy link in U.S.: Empirical evidence from Panel Unit Root and Cointegration Analysis," MPRA Paper 23531, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Coffinet, J., 2008. "La prévision des taux d’intérêt à partir de contrats futures : l’apport de variables économiques et financières," Working papers 193, Banque de France.
  3. Laurent Ferrara & Olivier Darné & Marie Adanero-Donderis, 2009. "Un indicateur probabiliste du cycle d’accélération pour l’économie française," Économie et Prévision, Programme National Persée, vol. 189(3), pages 95-114.
  4. Ferrara, L., 2008. "The contribution of cyclical turning point indicators to business cycle analysis," Quarterly selection of articles - Bulletin de la Banque de France, Banque de France, issue 13, pages 49-61, Autumn.
  5. Adanero-Donderis , M. & Darné, O. & Ferrara, L., 2007. "Deux indicateurs probabilistes de retournement cyclique pour l’économie française," Working papers 187, Banque de France.

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