Is the Economic Cycle Still Alive?

Theory, Evidence and Policies

  • Mario Baldassarri
  • Paolo Annunziato

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-1
  2. Introduction

    1. Paolo Annunziato, Mario Baldassarri
      Pages 3-8
  3. Economic Cycle Fluctuations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Paolo Onofri, Paolo Paruolo, Bruno Salituro
      Pages 33-63
    3. Stefano Fachin, Andrea Gavosto, Guido Pellegrini
      Pages 65-103
    4. Giuseppe Schlitzer
      Pages 105-136
  4. Cycle Indicators and Analysis

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 299-303

About this book


We are now living in a period of disillusion in the ability of economic policy to stabilise the economy. This is proven by the onset of severe world recession in the early 1980s and the inability to invert the negative phase of the business cycle under way in the industrialized countries in the early 1990s. The failure of old policies motivates the research into the causes of economic fluctuations and their measurement whose results are published in this volume


business cycle economic policy production

Editors and affiliations

  • Mario Baldassarri
    • 1
  • Paolo Annunziato
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’Italy
  2. 2.Research Department of ConfindustriaRomeItaly

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