How hard is the euro area core? A wavelet analysis of growth cycles in Germany, France and Italy.

Crowley, P. M., Maraun, Douglas and Mayes, D. (2006) How hard is the euro area core? A wavelet analysis of growth cycles in Germany, France and Italy. . Bank of Finland Research Discussion Papers, 18 . Bank of Finland, Helsinki, Finland, 41 pp.

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Abstract

Using recent advances in time-varying spectral methods, this research analyses the growth cycles of the core of the euro area in terms of frequency content and phasing of cycles. The methodology uses the continuous wavelet transform (CWT) and also Hilbert wavelet pairs in the setting of a non-decimated discrete wavelet transform in order to analyse bivariate time series in terms of
conventional frequency domain measures from spectral analysis. The findings are that coherence and phasing between the three core members of the euro area (France, Germany and Italy) have increased since the launch of the euro.

Document Type: Report (Discussion Paper)
Keywords: time-varying spectral analysis, coherence, phase, business cycles, EMU, growth cycles, Hilbert transform, wavelet analysis
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2011 08:11
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2012 15:04
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/11680

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