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A dynamic factor model of the coincident indicators for the US transportation sector

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  • Kajal Lahiri
  • Wenxiong Yao

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This paper studies the business cycle features of the transportation sector using dynamic factor models. The transportation reference cycles peak ahead of the economic cycles, but lag by a few months at troughs. The asymmetric relationship between these two suggests the usefulness of transportation in monitoring business cycles.

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  • Kajal Lahiri & Wenxiong Yao, 2004. "A dynamic factor model of the coincident indicators for the US transportation sector," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 11(10), pages 595-600.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:11:y:2004:i:10:p:595-600
    DOI: 10.1080/1350485042000271125
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