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The business cycles and the influence of economic confidence indicators in the European region


  • Alexandru Constantinescu

    () (Phd Student, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania)


The economic confidence level is expressed by managers that are active in significant economic sectors. The financial markets consider these economic confidence indicators as leading instruments that can point the direction of the real economy. The level of trust in the economy is important because, similar with the stock investors behavior, the private sector managers or the consumers can act and carry a restrictive or a euphoric business policy, actions that could in fact affect the environment in a negative way and could unbalance the economic equilibrium.The role of this study is to propose a methodology of analyzing the influence of the economic confidence indicators over the stock market, an industry that can be overlooked as a transmission environment for the investment sentiment. We plan to study and comment the relation between these indicators, the stock market and future macroeconomic results like the GDP, the industrial production or the unemployment rate.

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  • Alexandru Constantinescu, 2012. "The business cycles and the influence of economic confidence indicators in the European region," Romanian Economic Journal, Department of International Business and Economics from the Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, vol. 15(44), pages 201-224, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:rej:journl:v:15:y:2012:i:44:p:201-224

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    macroeconomic indicators; financial markets circuit; economic sentiment indicators; stock volatility; economic cycles;

    JEL classification:

    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
    • G17 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Financial Forecasting and Simulation


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