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OECD - CIRET Journal of Business Cycle Measurement and Analysis (JBCMA)


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Published jointly by OECD and  CIRET, the Centre for International Research on Economic Tendency Surveys.


"Business cycles, even if less of a threat, are far from conquered and still represent the most serious form of macroeconomic instability....

A new journal devoted to the studies of national and international economic fluctuations is indeed most timely, needed and welcome."


Read in the first issue the full statement by Victor Zarnowitz
Senior Fellow and Economic Counselor, The Conference Board,
Professor Emeritus, The University of Chicago,
Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research,
Honorary Member, CIRET.


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Aim and Scope

The aim of the journal is the exchange of knowledge and information on the theory and operation of business and economic cycle research, including both statistical measurement and analytical aspects. The scope encompasses:

  • Analysis and explanation of cyclical fluctuations
  • Business cycle specification, definition and  classification
  • Statistical approaches to the development of short-term economic statistics and indicators
  • Business tendency, investment and consumer surveys
  • Use of survey data or cyclical indicators for business cycle analysis

The Journal of Business Cycle Measurement and Analysis is closely linked to the well known statistical and methological research work carried out in this area by the OECD and CIRET, in particular to the work produced by the OECD Short-Term Economic Statistics Expert Group and by joint research in economic statistics with other institutions such as the European Commission and Eurostat, whereas CIRET encompasses a wide variety of researchers whose work results in the most up-to-date insights in this field.

The journal will also provide a calendar of conferences, along with e-information and book reviews which are of interest and within its scope.




Michael Graff, ETH Zurich, Switzerland


Associate Editor

Pierre-Alain Pionnier, OECD, Paris, France


Editorial Board

Chairperson: Martine Durand, Chief Statistician, OECD, Paris, France


  • Kai Carstensen, Ifo Institute for Economic Research, Munich, Germany and University of Munich, Germany
  • Marcelle Chauvet, University of California Riverside, CA, USA
  • Richard Curtin, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • Horst Entorf, University of Frankfurt, Germany
  • Hélène Erkel-Rousse, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Paris, France
  • Roberto Golinelli, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Robert J. Gordon, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
  • Ullrich Heilemann, University of Leipzig, Germany
  • Kajal Lahiri, State University of New York at Albany, NY, USA
  • Marco Lippi, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
  • Marco Malgarini, ANVUR, Rome, Italy
  • Zbigniew Matkowski, Warsaw School of Economics, Warszawa, Poland
  • Gian Luigi Mazzi, Eurostat, Luxembourg
  • Ronny Nilsson, former Associate Editor of the JBCMA, OECD, Paris, France
  • Simon van Norden, HEC Montréal, Quebec, Canada
  • Ataman Ozyildirim, The Conference Board, New York, NY, USA
  • Giuseppe Parigi, Bank of Italy, Rome, Italy
  • Günter Poser, former Editor-in-Chief of JBCMA, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
  • Gerd Ronning, University of Tübingen, Germany
  • Bernd Schips, former Editor-in-Chief of JBCMA, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Jan-Egbert Sturm, KOF, Swiss Institute for Business Cycle Research, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • István P. Székely, DG ECFIN, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium and Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary
  • András Vértes, GKI Economic Research Co., Budapest, Hungary
  • Martin Weale, NIESR, National Institute of Economic and Social Research, London, UK


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