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Patrick Kehoe's comment on "Determinants of business cycle comovement: a robust analysis" by Marianne Baxter and Michael Kouparitsas

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This paper by Baxter and Kouparitsas is an ambitious attempt to explore which variables are robust in explaining the correlations of bilateral GDP between countries at business cycle frequencies. Most of the variables turned out to be fragile. The main contribution is to show that countries with large amounts of bilateral trade tend to have robustly higher business cycle correlations. Another interesting finding is that neither currency unions nor industrial structure are robustly related to business cycle correlations.

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Paper provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis in its series Staff Report with number 349.

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Date of creation: 2004
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Publication status: Published in Journal of Monetary Economics> (Vol. 52, No. 1, January 2005, pp. 159-162)
Handle: RePEc:fip:fedmsr:349

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Keywords: Business cycles - Econometric models;

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  1. Christian Dreger & Yanqun Zhang, 2011. "The Chinese Impact on GDP Growth and Inflation in the Industrial Countries," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 1151, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.

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