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Macroeconomic Synchronization Between G3 Countries

  • Amado Peiró
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    This paper studies the existence of a world business cycle by examining quarterly and annual comovements in production, prices and interest rates in the three main world economies: Germany, Japan and the US. In accordance with earlier studies, contemporaneous relationships clearly dominate short-term dynamics. The evidence indicates the existence of strong comovements in prices and long-term interest rates, and, to a lesser degree, in GDP and short-term interest rates. They are, however, rather unstable over time. Copyright Verein fü Socialpolitik and Blackwell Publishers Ltd 2002.

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    Article provided by Verein für Socialpolitik in its journal German Economic Review.

    Volume (Year): 3 (2002)
    Issue (Month): 2 (05)
    Pages: 137-153

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    Handle: RePEc:bla:germec:v:3:y:2002:i:2:p:137-153
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