Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/193670
Authors: 
Gießler, Stefan
Heinisch, Katja
Holtemöller, Oliver
Year of Publication: 
2019
Series/Report no.: 
IWH Discussion Papers No. 7/2019
Abstract: 
This paper analyses whether and since when East and West German business cycles are synchronised. We investigate real GDP, unemployment rates and survey data as business cycle indicators and employ several empirical methods. Overall, we find that the regional business cycles have synchronised over time. GDP-based indicators and survey data show a higher degree of synchronisation than the indicators based on unemployment rates. However, recently synchronisation among East and West German business cycles seems to become weaker, in line with international evidence.
Subjects: 
business cycles
synchronisation
East Germany
JEL: 
C32
E32
R11
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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