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Business Cycles in Post-Reunified Germany: Closer Together or Further Apart?

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  • Alexandra Ferreira-Lopes

    () (ISCTE-IUL - Department of Economics, UNIDE-ERC and DINÂMIA)

  • Tiago Neves Sequeira

    () (UBI and INOVA-UNL)

Abstract

In this article we document the features of business cycles in German Länders from 1970 and 2007. Specifically, we answer the question if German Länders are becoming more synchronized or not. All results indicate that the synchronization of cycles is stronger inside the former Western Germany and inside the former Eastern Germany. The reunification process has had a strong influence in terms of business cycle association. However, a process of cyclical convergence has begun, although slowly, after the reunification.

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  • Alexandra Ferreira-Lopes & Tiago Neves Sequeira, 2010. "Business Cycles in Post-Reunified Germany: Closer Together or Further Apart?," Working Papers Series 1 ercwp0410, ISCTE-IUL, Business Research Unit (BRU-IUL).
  • Handle: RePEc:isc:iscwp1:ercwp0410
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    1. Jakob de Haan & Robert Inklaar & Olaf Sleijpen, 2002. "Have Business Cycles Become More Synchronized?," Journal of Common Market Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 40(1), pages 23-42, March.
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    Keywords

    Business Cycle Association; Synchronization; and Convergence; Germany Reunification.;

    JEL classification:

    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • C65 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Miscellaneous Mathematical Tools
    • E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
    • F33 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions
    • O52 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Europe

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