Business cycles: real facts and a monetary myth
Abstract: This paper argues that the reporting of facts in light of theory fosters the development of theory. Dynamic neoclassical macro theory guided the selection of facts to report. The hope is that these facts will foster the further development of this theory. A finding is that the price level is countercyclical in the post-Korean War period. This finding debunks the myths that the price level is procyclical, with the postwar period being no exception.
Keywords: Business cycles;
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Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Part of Series: Quarterly Review
Publication Date: 1990