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Great Moderation And Great Recession: From Plain Sailing To Stormy Seas?

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  • María Dolores Gadea
  • Ana Gómez‐Loscos
  • Gabriel Pérez‐Quirós

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Many have argued that the Great Recession of 2008 marks the end of the reduction in output volatility known as the Great Moderation. This article shows that this is not the case through an empirical analysis. Output volatility remains subdued despite the output loss of the Great Recession. This finding has important implications for policymaking because we also find that a lower volatility of output is associated with slower recoveries.

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  • María Dolores Gadea & Ana Gómez‐Loscos & Gabriel Pérez‐Quirós, 2018. "Great Moderation And Great Recession: From Plain Sailing To Stormy Seas?," International Economic Review, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association, vol. 59(4), pages 2297-2321, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:iecrev:v:59:y:2018:i:4:p:2297-2321
    DOI: 10.1111/iere.12337
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    3. Erdenebat Bataa, 2019. "Growth and Inflation Regimes in Greater Tumen Initiative Area," The Northeast Asian Economic Review, ERINA - Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia, vol. 7(1), pages 15-29, November.
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