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Evidence of the North--South business cycle

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  • Michael A. Kouparitsas

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This article examines the fluctuations of two regional economies: the developed, industrial goods exporting countries of the world ("North") and the developing, commodity exporting countries ("South"). The author finds that these very different regions have similar business cycle characteristics and that cyclical fluctuations in one region are positively correlated with fluctuations in other. Preliminary data analysis suggests that cyclical fluctuations in the South are caused by fluctuations that originate in the North.

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  • Michael A. Kouparitsas, 2001. "Evidence of the North--South business cycle," Economic Perspectives, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, issue Q I, pages 46-59.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedhep:y:2001:i:qi:p:46-59:n:v.25no.1
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    1. Rand, John & Tarp, Finn, 2002. "Business Cycles in Developing Countries: Are They Different?," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 30(12), pages 2071-2088, December.
    2. Poshakwale, S. & Ganguly, G., 2015. "International shocks and growth in emerging markets," Global Finance Journal, Elsevier, vol. 26(C), pages 29-46.

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