Conference on Business Cycles

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Index
Aberthaw index, 92
Acceleration principle, 135, 192, 193, 196, 212, 214, 219n, 258-9, 316, 381, 393
ABRAMOVITZ, MOSES, 220, 319n, 322n, 381
ADAMS, BROOKS, 147
AFTALION, ALBERT, 157
Aftalion effect, 393
American Appraisal Company, 92, 94
American Railway Car Institute, 263, 299n, 301n
ANDERSON, T. W., 45n, 56n, 67, 105, 142, 352
Association of American Railroads, 248n, 260, 265
Automobile industry, 188, 189-91, 212, 214, 220
Automobile Manufacturers Association, 189n
Babson Service (now Business Statistical Organization), 347
BALLAINE, W. C., 416n
BARGER, HAROLD, 208n, 320n
BELL, SPURGEON, 189n, 200n
BERGSON, ABRAM, 388n
BLODGETT, R. H., 325n
BOLTZMANN, LUDWIG, 380
Boom, 167, 168-9, 379, 383; see also Investment boom of the '20's
BOUNIATIAN, MENTOR, 157
BRONFENBRENNER, JEAN, 70n, 105
Brookmire Economic Service, 347
Bureau of Agricultural Economics (BAE), 91 ff.
Bureau of the Census, 91, 96, 98
Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, 206n
Bureau of Internal Revenue, 230
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 62, 65n, 91 ff., 115, 172n, 197n, 205n, 354
BURNS, A. F., 3n, 164, 215, 253, 357n, 361, 376
Business cycles; see also Inventories, speculative cycle, structural cycle; Juglar; Kitchin; Kondratieff; Metzler's inventory cycle
amplitude, 28
in capitalist economy, 3, 391, 392, 394, 395-6, 401, 405
causes, 152, 153, 154, 168-9, 170, 179-80, 209-10, 211, 322-3, 325, 326, 331-2, 377, 378-81, 392, 393-4, 401-2, 405
Business cycles (cont.)
control of, 5, 150-2, 160, 233, 342-7, 382-5, 387-403, 405-11, 413-20
defined, 15-7, 25-8, 376, 377-8
diffusion of, 3-4, 27
duration, 16, 17, 25, 165n, 228, 232, 322, 325, 356-7
major and minor, 163-8, 171-4, 180, 216, 220, 323
mechanism of, 10-2, 379-81
peaks and troughs
clustering of, 9-10, 225-6, 228-9, 357, 358, 361, 369, 371
identifying, 356-8, 372
in planned economy, 375-6, 381-403
postwar, 163, 167-74, 179, 188, 229- 30, 379, 382-3
reference cycle concept, 27-8, 148, 159, 163, 164, 320, 323, 352, 354, 356-7, 358, 361, 362, 373
specific cycles, 27, 357
study
and business policy, 339-74
and public policy, 405-13, 416-20
study, approaches to
econometric, 42-3, 114, 132, 135, 140-1, 144, 152-3, 215, 217, 219, 221, 222, 411; see also Econometrics
historical, 146, 149-62, 167, 215-6, 217, 221, 222
National Bureau, 19, 22-4, 27-8, 114, 215, 219, 221, 354n, 356-8
supplementing with economic theory, 18, 19-24, 28-32
statistical, 167, 221
theory, 4, 113-4, 134, 378-81, 385-6, 401
contradictory, 133
purpose and nature, 131-3
reformulation of, 132-3, 136-7, 145, 146, 147-8; see also Econometrics, reformulating business cycle theory
testing methods, 133-6
timing, 22-3
troughs; see Business cycles, peaks and troughs
typical behavior during, 6, 10-3
varieties of behavior, 3-33
Business policy, and business cycle analysis, 319-74
Canada, Department of Reconstruction and Supply, 236n

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