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On trend-cycle decomposition and data revision

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  • Norden, Simon van
  • Tian, Jing
  • Jacobs, Jan
  • Dungey, Mardi

    (Groningen University)

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A well-documented property of the Beveridge-Nelson trend-cycle decomposition is the perfect negative correlation between trend and cycle innovations. This paper gives a novel explanation for this negative correlation originating from the Jacobs-van Norden (2011) data revision model. Trend shocks may enter the equation for the cycle or cyclical shocks may enter the trend equation. We discuss economic interpretations and implications, including ltering and smoothing properties.We illustrate the idea with simulations based on the Morley, Nelson and Zivot (2003) outcomes

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Paper provided by University of Groningen, Research Institute SOM (Systems, Organisations and Management) in its series Research Report with number 12009-EEF.

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