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Testing cyclical convergence with the factor model in the Euro Area

Maria Jesús Delgado-Rodriguez () and de Lucas Santos Sonia
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Maria Jesús Delgado-Rodriguez: Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

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Economics Bulletin, 2013, vol. 33, issue 3, 2245-2250

Abstract: In this paper we use the factor model and propose a parametric approach to investigate the process of cyclical convergence in the Euro Area (EA) over the period 1989-2011. Our results show that despite the fact that EA countries share a common business cycle, further convergence after the run-up period to the euro is found not to have been reached.

Keywords: Business cycle; Factor loadings; Structural Stability; Cyclical convergence (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F4 E3 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013-09-03
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