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Co-mouvement d'activité dans l'UEMOA: une approche par les corrélations dynamiques
[Activity co-mouvement in WAEMU countries: an approach based on dynamic correlation]

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  • Gammadigbé, Vigninou

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This paper brings a new lighting on the synchronization of the business cycles in the WAEMU countries. The study applies the concept of dynamic correlation to the analysis of the activity co-movement of the union. The results show the low level of synchronization of the business cycles, which makes difficult the implementation of a common monetary policy that will be advantageous to all the countries. These results lead to policy recommendations.

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  • Gammadigbé, Vigninou, 2012. "Co-mouvement d'activité dans l'UEMOA: une approche par les corrélations dynamiques
    [Activity co-mouvement in WAEMU countries: an approach based on dynamic correlation]
    ," MPRA Paper 42561, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:42561
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    Keywords

    Co-mouvement d'activité; Cycle économique; Analyse spectrale; Corrélation dynamique; UEMOA;

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

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