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A Note on the Baxter-King Filter

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  • Ulrich Woitek

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Recently, Baxter and King (1995) developed a bandpass filter which overcomes to some extent the well known drawbacks of the Hodrick-Prescott filter. In this paper, the circumstances under which the Baxter-King filter is preferable are identified, and a modification is presented which takes into account spurious side lobes generated by this method.

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Paper provided by Business School - Economics, University of Glasgow in its series Working Papers with number 9813.

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Date of creation: Jun 1998
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Handle: RePEc:gla:glaewp:9813

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  7. Michael Reiter & Ulrich Woitek, 1999. "Are these classical business cycles?," Economics Working Papers 398, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
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  10. Georg Goldrian, 2005. "Weakness of the Baxter-King Filter: Is a Pattern-Based Filter an Alternative?," Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik), Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Department of Statistics and Economics, vol. 225(4), pages 386-393, July.
  11. Hart, Robert A. & Malley, James R., 1999. "On the Cyclicality and Stability of Real Earnings," IZA Discussion Papers 45, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  12. Robert Hart & James Malley & Ulrich Woitek, 2009. "Real earnings and business cycles: new evidence," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 37(1), pages 51-71, September.

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