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Caractérisation et datation des cycles économiques : le cas français

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This article reviews the different datings of the French economic fluctuations in the period 1970-2010. The analysis is based on three fundamental problems : the definition, the measure and the method for dating economic cycles. We propose our own chronology by using the three types of fluctuations identified in the literature : the business cycle, the growth cycle and the acceleration cycle. To do this, a non-parametric dating algorithm is employed to the quarterly real GDP series. Finally, the identification of cyclical turning points allows us to illustrate some stylized facts ? in terms of duration, amplitude and shape characteristics ? of French cyclical episodes.

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  • Reynald Majetti, 2012. "Caractérisation et datation des cycles économiques : le cas français," Revue d'économie politique, Dalloz, vol. 122(3), pages 365-403.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:repdal:redp_223_0365
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