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



The 2015/2 issue of the Journal of Business Cycle Measurement and Analysis (JBCMA) was the last issue published under the joint responsibility of the OECD and the Centre for International Research on Economic Tendency Surveys (CIRET).

The co-operation between the two organisations started in 2004 and comprised the joint publication of 11 volumes of the JBCMA.

From the next issue onwards, SPRINGER will publish the journal under the revised name of Journal of Business Cycle Research. In accordance with the OECD policy, all previous issues will remain available via OECD iLibrary where all articles will be free to access.

Read the note by Martine Durand, Chair of the Editorial Board (May 2016) (PDF)

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




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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