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A Survey of Alternative Methodologies for Estimating Potential Output and the Output Gap


  • Dupasquier, Chantal
  • Guay, Alain
  • St-Amant, Pierre


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  • Dupasquier, Chantal & Guay, Alain & St-Amant, Pierre, 1999. "A Survey of Alternative Methodologies for Estimating Potential Output and the Output Gap," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 21(3), pages 577-595, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jmacro:v:21:y:1999:i:3:p:577-595

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