Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/225272
Authors: 
Gießler, Stefan
Heinisch, Katja
Holtemöller, Oliver
Year of Publication: 
2020
Citation: 
[Journal:] Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik [ISSN:] 2366-049X [Issue:] Ahead of Print [Pages:] 1-28
Abstract: 
We analyze 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 we 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, synchronisation among East and West German business cycles seems to have become weaker again recently.
Subjects: 
business cycles
synchronization
East Germany
JEL: 
C32
E32
R11
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
Document Type: 
Article
Document Version: 
Published Version

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