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Business cycle volatility and country zize :evidence for a sample of OECD countries

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  • Davide Furceri

    () (University of Palermo)

  • Georgios Karras

    () (Uniersity of Illinois at Chicago)

Abstract

The main purpose of this paper is to investigate the relationship between business cycle volatility and country size using quarterly data for a sample of OECD countries over 1960-2000. The results suggest very strongly that the relationship between country size and business cycle volatility is negative and statistically significant. This finding is very robust, suggesting that country size does matter, at least for the severity of cyclical fluctuations.

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  • Davide Furceri & Georgios Karras, 2008. "Business cycle volatility and country zize :evidence for a sample of OECD countries," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 5(3), pages 1-7.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-07e00006
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    4. Davide Furceri & Agnese Sacchi & Simone Salotti, 2016. "Can Fiscal Decentralization Alleviate Government Consumption Volatility?," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 27(4), pages 611-636, September.
    5. Sandrine Levasseur, 2011. "Production under foreign ownership and domestic volatility: an empirical investigation at the sector level," Working Papers hal-01069476, HAL.
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    7. Furceri, Davide & Poplawski Ribeiro, Marcos, 2008. "Government spending volatility and the size of nations," Working Paper Series 924, European Central Bank.
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    • E0 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General
    • F0 - International Economics - - General

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