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On the link between volatility and growth: evidence from Canadian Provinces

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  • Joseph Dejuan
  • Simon Gurr

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This study examines the relationship between business-cycle volatility and economic growth using data from 10 Canadian provinces over the 1961-2000 period. Test results based on cross-section and panel data estimation indicate, at best, a weak positive volatility-growth relationship.

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  • Joseph Dejuan & Simon Gurr, 2004. "On the link between volatility and growth: evidence from Canadian Provinces," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 11(5), pages 279-282.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:11:y:2004:i:5:p:279-282
    DOI: 10.1080/1350485042000189569
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    1. Vicente Rios Ibáñez & Roberto Ezcurra, 2013. "Volatility and regional growth in Europe: Does space matter?," ERSA conference papers ersa13p133, European Regional Science Association.
    2. Charalampos Botsaris & Athanasios Tsagkanos, 2007. "Growth and volatility in the European Union: a linear or a non-parametric approach?," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 14(1), pages 65-69.
    3. Mickaël Clévenot & Marie Silvère Mbome, 2014. "Reassessing Vulnerability to Macroeconomic Volatility: a nonstationary panel approach," Working Papers hal-00951544, HAL.
    4. Neanidis, Kyriakos C. & Savva, Christos S., 2013. "Macroeconomic uncertainty, inflation and growth: Regime-dependent effects in the G7," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 35(C), pages 81-92.
    5. Macri, Joseph & Sinha, Dipendra, 2007. "Does Black’s Hypothesis for Output Variability Hold for Mexico?," MPRA Paper 4021, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    7. Mickaël Clévenot & Marie Silvère Mbome, 2014. "Reassessing Vulnerability to Macroeconomic Volatility: a nonstationary panel approach," CEPN Working Papers hal-00951544, HAL.
    8. Martin Falk & Franz Sinabell, 2009. "A spatial econometric analysis of the regional growth and volatility in Europe," Empirica, Springer;Austrian Institute for Economic Research;Austrian Economic Association, vol. 36(2), pages 193-207, May.

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