Intranational Business Cycles in the United States

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Economics (CMC)

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We established a comprehensive set of stylized facts for intranational business cycles across states and regions in the U.S. Notable findings are that the cross correlations of our consumption measure is much less than that for output, and the volatility of the real exchange rate between states is much less than that for output. These findings are contrasted with the quantity and price “anomalies” found in international business cycle data. Additional results for labour and non-labour earnings suggest that the observed amount of intratemporal risk sharing is quite limited as compared to that for intertemporal risk sharing.

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