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Dissecting US recoveries

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  • María Dolores Gadea

    () (University of Zaragoza)

  • Ana Gómez-Loscos

    () (Banco de España)

  • Gabriel Pérez-Quirós

    () (Banco de España and CEPR)

Abstract

We propose a set of new quantitative measures to characterise more fully the features of economic recoveries. We apply these measures to post-war US expansions and use cluster analysis to determine that there are two different types of recoveries in recent US economic history, with most expansions before 1984 (Great Moderation) looking quite different from those after.

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  • María Dolores Gadea & Ana Gómez-Loscos & Gabriel Pérez-Quirós, 2017. "Dissecting US recoveries," Working Papers 1708, Banco de España;Working Papers Homepage.
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    2. Dolores Gadea-Rivas, M. & Gómez-Loscos, Ana & Bandrés, Eduardo, 2018. "Clustering regional business cycles," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 162(C), pages 171-176.
    3. Artur Silva Lopes & Gabriel Florin Zsurkis, 2019. "Are linear models really unuseful to describe business cycle data?," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 51(22), pages 2355-2376, May.

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    Keywords

    keyword; business cycles; recoveries;

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    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles

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