Is That Fiscal Convergence Provides Business Cycles Synchronization

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Alimi, Nabil ; Garbaa, Radhouan (2014)
  • Publisher: Journal Of Business Management & Social Sciences Research
  • Journal: Journal Of Business Management & Social Sciences Research (issn: 2319-5614)
  • Subject: Business Management | fiscal convergence, business cycle synchronization, ODCE

Using a panel of annual data for 29 ODCE countries over the period 1996 2010, we empirically examine if fiscal convergence make business cycles more closely linked. The results suggest that a reduction in fiscal divergence tend to raise the business cycle correlation between a pair of ODCE countries.
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