Aims and scope

The Journal of Business Cycle Research promotes the exchange of knowledge and research on theoretical and empirical aspects related to the short- and medium-term macroeconomic environment in which economic agents operate. The scope of the journal encompasses the analysis of cyclical fluctuations and short- to medium-term economic growth; 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. It also presents technical reports on latest economic indicators and forecasting methodologies employed by leading institutions in advanced and emerging economies. The journal is of special interest to economists focusing on academic research related to business cycles, as well as economists in central banking and in institutions engaged in economic forecasting.

The Journal of Business Cycle Research is the successor to the OECD Journal: Journal of Business Cycle Measurement and Analysis which was published by the OECD and CIRET from 2004 to 2015.

Cited as: J Bus Cycle Res