Category Archives: New models for understanding recessions and optimal policy responses

POLICY BRIEF: Recessions following expansions: The instability of market economies

Objectives

  • To provide new facts about business cycles in the economy and challenge the common view that the economy is fundamentally stable 
  • Developing models that illustrate a necessary trade-off between severity and length of recessions 
  • Recommend structural policies to limit recessions, rather than responses to shocks

By Paul Beaudry, Dana Galizia and Franck Portier

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