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Business Cycles and Macroeconomic Policy in Emerging Market Economies

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This paper argues that significant structural differences exist between industrial and emerging market economies. Cyclical fluctuations have been more extreme for the latter group and exacerbated by inappropriately pro-cyclical macroeconomic policies. However, we argue that effective stabilization policies remain feasible for the emerging market economies, so long as these invest in developing a robust domestic institutional infrastructure. Copyright 2003 by Blackwell Publishers Ltd.

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  • Lane, Philip R, 2003. "Business Cycles and Macroeconomic Policy in Emerging Market Economies," International Finance, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 6(1), pages 89-108, Spring.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:intfin:v:6:y:2003:i:1:p:89-108
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