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Measuring business cycle turning points in Japan with the Markov Switching Panel model

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This paper employs a Markov Switching Panel model to measure business cycle turning points in Japan. This Markov Switching Panel model is simple and can easily be estimated following Hamilton's [J.D. Hamilton, A new approach to the economic analysis of nonstationary time series and the business cycle, Econometrica 57 (1989) 357–384] method. We find that this model is highly capable of identifying Japanese recessionary dates, and it also has a forecast performance that is equal to that of the Markov Switching Vector Autoregressive model. The implication that emerges here is that governments, their agencies and other business leaders in Japan and elsewhere should also employ the Markov Switching Panel model to secure complementary data.

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  • Chen, Shyh-Wei, 2007. "Measuring business cycle turning points in Japan with the Markov Switching Panel model," Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (MATCOM), Elsevier, vol. 76(4), pages 263-270.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:matcom:v:76:y:2007:i:4:p:263-270
    DOI: 10.1016/j.matcom.2006.11.003
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    Keywords

    Markov Switching Panel model; Business cycle; Turning points;
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    JEL classification:

    • C33 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles

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