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Postwar U.S. Business Cycles: An Empirical Investigation

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  • Hodrick, Robert J
  • Prescott, Edward C

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The authors propose a procedure for representing a time series of a smoothly varying trend component and a cyclical component. They document the nature of the comovements of the cyclical components of a variety of macroeconomic time series. The authors find that comovements are very different than the corresponding comovements of the slowly varying trend components. Copyright 1997 by Ohio State University Press.

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  • Hodrick, Robert J & Prescott, Edward C, 1997. "Postwar U.S. Business Cycles: An Empirical Investigation," Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Blackwell Publishing, vol. 29(1), pages 1-16, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:mcb:jmoncb:v:29:y:1997:i:1:p:1-16
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