Business Cycles: The Problem and Its Setting

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5. Secular Changes in the Average Duration of Business Cycles412
6. Conclusions416
V. International Relationships Among Business Cycles424
1. A Conspectus of Business Conditions in Different Countries424
2. How Closely the Cycles in Different Countries Agree438
3. Domestic and Foreign Factors in Business Cycles446
CHAPTER V. RESULTS AND PLANS
I. The Concept of Business Cycles451
1. Evolution of the Concept451
2. A Working Concept of Business Cycles455
(1) Elements Derived from Business Reports455
(2) Elements Derived from Theories of Business Cycles459
(3) Elements Derived from Statistical Analysis463
3. Two Criticisms Considered464
4. A Definition of Business Cycles468
II. Tentative Working Plans469
ADDENDA475
INDEX481

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1. A Conspectus of the Population of the United States in 1920 83
Table 2. Cyclical Decline in the Volume of Employment Offered by Different Industries, and by Establishments of Different Sizes, from the Peak of Prosperity in 1920 to the Trough of Depression in 1921-192288
Table 3. The Velocity of Deposit Currency, Estimated from Total Payments by Check and Average Deposits Subject to Check. The United States, 1919-1926126
Table 4. Estimates of Income Received in Money by Individuals. The United States, 1919-1926141
Table 5. Personal Incomes Reported to the United States Bureau of Internal Revenue, Classified by Sources. 1919-1924142

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  • Title Page vii
  • Preface ix
  • Contents xiii
  • List of Charts xviii
  • Chapter I - The Processes Involved in Business Cycles. 1
  • Chapter II - Economic Organization and Business Cycles. 61
  • Viii. Conclusion. 180
  • Chapter III - The Contribution of Statistics 189
  • Chapter IV - The Contribution of Business Annals. 361
  • Chapter V - Results and Plans. 451
  • Addenda 475
  • Index 481
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