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Business Cycle Fluctuations: why are so undesirable?

khan, sajawal (2018): Business Cycle Fluctuations: why are so undesirable?

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Abstract

Abstract The main focus of macroeconomic policies around the world is the stabilization of business cycles fluctuations. The policy makers, economists, producers and households are all concerned about the swings in economic activities and want to mute them down. The question arises why these fluctuations are so undesirable and everyone is too much worried about them. The main reason behind these concerns is. 1) Business cycle fluctuations lowers the lifetime discounted income/ consumption in the economy. 2) These fluctuations also affect distribution of income in the society. 3) These negatively affect the long run potential level of the economy. The focus of this study is to investigate; whether the business fluctuations affect long run potential level; and the role and importance of asymmetries in the behavior and impacts of these fluctuations.

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