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International Journal of Scholarly Papers


Transformations  in
Business & Economics

Transformations in
Business & Economics

  • © Vilnius University, 2002-2011
  • © Brno University of Technology, 2002-2011
  • © University of Latvia, 2002-2011
Cyclical Fluctuations of Business Activity in the New EU Countries
Elzbieta Adamowicz, Konrad Walczyk

ABSTRACT. The paper discusses business cycles in the ‘new’ EU member states (Baltic and Visegrad countries) by analysing gross value added and manufacturing production and BTS data: the economic sentiment indicator and the industrial confidence indicator. By studying main morphological features of cyclical fluctuations: minimum, maximum and mean values, turning points, duration, magnitude and intensity of successive phases, we draw some conclusions about synchronisation of business cycles between the ‘new’ and the ‘old’ EU countries.

KEYWORDS: business cycles, BTS data analysis, Baltic and Visegrad countries.

JEL classification: E32, E44, P2.

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