The American Business Cycle: Continuity and Change

Robert J. Gordon, editor

Published in 1986 by University of Chicago Press
© 1986 by the National Bureau of Economic Research
in NBER Book Series Studies in Business Cycles

NBER Program(s):EFG, , ME, CF, PE

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896 pages
ISBN: 0-226-30452-3

Table of Contents

Front matter, The American Business Cycle. Continuity and Change: Robert J. Gordon (p. -15 - 0) (bibliographic info) (download)
Introduction: Continuity and Change in Theory, Behavior,and Methodology : Robert J. Gordon (p. 1 - 34) (bibliographic info) (download)
Tribute to Otto Eckstein: Allen Sinai (p. 35 - 36) (bibliographic info) (download)
I. The Sources of Cyclical Behavior: (p. 37 - 38) (bibliographic info) (download)
1. The Mechanisms of the Business Cycle in the Postwar Era: Otto Eckstein, Allen Sinai (p. 39 - 122) (bibliographic info) (download)
2. Are Business Cycles All Alike?: Olivier J. Blanchard, Mark W. Watson (p. 123 - 180) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
II. Components of Expenditure: (p. 181 - 182) (bibliographic info) (download)
3. Inventory Fluctuations in the United States since 1929: Alan S. Blinder, Douglas Holtz-Eakin (p. 183 - 236) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
4. The Role of Consumption in Economic Fluctuations: Robert E. Hall (p. 237 - 266) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
5. Fixed Investment in the American Business Cycle, 1919-83: Robert J. Gordon, John Veitch (p. 267 - 358) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
III. Fiscal and Monetary Policy: (p. 359 - 360) (bibliographic info) (download)
6. The Behavior of United States Deficits: Robert J. Barro (p. 361 - 394) (bibliographic info) (download)
7. Money, Credit, and Interest Rates in the Business Cycle: Benjamin M. Friedman (p. 395 - 458) (bibliographic info) (download)
8. The Open Economy: Implications for Monetary and Fiscal Policy: Rudiger Dornbusch, Stanley Fischer (p. 459 - 516) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
IV. Changes in Cyclical Behavior: (p. 517 - 518) (bibliographic info) (download)
9. Major Changes in Cyclical Behavior: Victor Zarnowitz, Geoffrey H. Moore (p. 519 - 582) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
10. The Cyclical Behavior of Industrial Labor Markets: A Comparison of the Prewar and Postwar Eras: Ben S. Bernanke, James Powell (p. 583 - 638) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
11. Improvements in Macroeconomic Stability: The Role of Wages and Prices: John B. Taylor (p. 639 - 678) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
12. The Changing Cyclical Variability of Economic Activity in the United States: J. Bradford DeLong, Lawrence H. Summers (p. 679 - 734) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
Appendix A: The Development and Role of the National Bureau of Economic Research's Business Cycle Chronologies : Geoffrey H. Moore, Victor Zarnowitz (p. 735 - 780) (bibliographic info) (download)
Appendix B: Historical Data: Nathan Balke, Robert J. Gordon (p. 781 - 850) (bibliographic info) (download)
Contributors: (p. 851 - 854) (bibliographic info) (download)
Participants: (p. 855 - 856) (bibliographic info) (download)
Author Index: (p. 857 - 859) (bibliographic info) (download)
Subject Index: (p. 860 - 868) (bibliographic info) (download)
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