The purpose of the study is to identify and explain the phenomena of so-called business cycles in developing countries. The justification for doing so is twofold:
first, the observation that developing countries appear to be displaying cyclical patterns in their economic activity which are increasingly corresponding to such patterns in the advanced countries; and,
second, the relative dearth of studies of cycles in the developing countries.
It is this lacuna that the present study attempts to contribute to filling.

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Keywords Business cycles, fluctuation, China, manufacturing
Promotor P.A.G. van Bergeijk (Peter) , H.V.B. Nicholas (Howard)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
Sponsor The research was partially funded by the Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies (JISP).
ISBN 978-90-6490-084-6
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Series ISS PhD Theses
Note The dissertation is part of the research programme of CERES, Research School for Resource Studies for Development.
Ikeda, E. (2018, September 24). Global and Developing Country Business Cycles. ISS PhD Theses. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from

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