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Growth and volatility in the European Union: a linear or a non-parametric approach?


  • Charalampos Botsaris
  • Athanasios Tsagkanos


The paper reports an investigation of the relationship between business-cycle volatility and economic growth in the European Union before (EU-15) and after broadening (EU-25) using cross-sectional models. Results based on the superiority of the pseudo-likelihood ratio test as a more reliable tool for testing the robustness of the model used, indicate that the above relationship is linear only in the case of EU-15.

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  • 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.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:14:y:2007:i:1:p:65-69 DOI: 10.1080/13504850500425626

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    1. Ramey, Garey & Ramey, Valerie A, 1995. "Cross-Country Evidence on the Link between Volatility and Growth," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 85(5), pages 1138-1151, December.
    2. 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.
    3. Pindyck, Robert S, 1991. "Irreversibility, Uncertainty, and Investment," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 29(3), pages 1110-1148, September.
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