Group publication title:
Subject and Keywords:
Argumenta Oeconomica, 2016, Nr 2 (37), s. 5-30
The aim of the study is to evaluate business cycle synchronization in the EU economies including the determination of the impact of the global financial and economic recession of 2007-2009. In general, the economic recession can be understood as one of the phases of the global business cycle because all countries had suffered somehow from this enormous collapse. However, the depth and length of this phase was different across the countries due to different approaches to the monetary and fiscal policy that was applied to stop it and to start economic recovery. That is why some substantial changes could arise leading to the economic divergence of the economies that might affect not only the stability of particular economies but also periods of their recovery, which in consequence, might spoil the business cycle synchronization that had been observed before the recession. This is particularly important for the future of such economic bodies like the European Union and the Eurozone that experienced both the advantages and the disadvantages of common policy and currency.