Business Cycles in Australia

Robert Ewing, John HAWKINS

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Business cycles can be identified, with varying degrees of precision, for most of the past two centuries of Australia’s history. For the period covered by quarterly national accounts, there are clear ‘classical’ downturns in the early 1960s, mid 1970s, early 1980s and early 1990s. The current economic expansion is the longest in at least a century, but this does not in itself make a recession inevitable. Expansions are only ended by shocks or a buildup of imbalances.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 35th Australian Conference of Economists
Place of PublicationAustralia
Number of pages49
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event35th Australian Conference of Economists - Perth, Australia
Duration: 25 Sept 200627 Sept 2006


Conference35th Australian Conference of Economists


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