Business Cycles of Non-mono-cultural Developing Economies: The Case of ASEAN Countries

Discussion Papers


by KODAMA Masahiro

March 2006


Based on analyses of actual data, we reveal that many Asian developing economies own economic structural features of “non-mono-cultural economy” and the “large primary good sector”, which have not been discussed in developing economies RBC literature. We also examine the input-output tables to develop a model reflecting actual developing economies' structures. Referring to the analyses, we construct RBC models of ASEAN countries. Based on the model, we find that approximately half of GDP volatility is attributable to domestic productivity shocks, and the remaining half is attributable to price shocks.

Keywords: Business Cycles; Developing Economies; Asia
JEL classification: F41; E32; O53; D58

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