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Jan Cholewa / Henry Goecke / Michael Grömling IW-Report No. 2 2. February 2016 The IW Business Cycle Traffic Lights

The State of the Economy at a Glance

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The IW Business Cycle Traffic Lights
Jan Cholewa / Henry Goecke / Michael Grömling IW-Report No. 2 2. February 2016

The IW Business Cycle Traffic Lights

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German Economic Institute (IW) German Economic Institute (IW)

The State of the Economy at a Glance

There is no lack of information for diagnosing the development of an economy. The problem is more one of obtaining a concise summary. The IW Business Cycle Traffic Light captures at a glance the changes in important economic indicators for Germany, the Eurozone, the USA and China. This can only be achieved by establishing which improvements and deteriorations in the short-term development of the economy can be defined as relevant. Like its individual underlying indicators, the IW Business Cycle Traffic Light represents the status of information a varying number of months ago, thus partly reflecting the inevitable recognition lags in business cycle diagnosis.

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The IW Business Cycle Traffic Lights
Jan Cholewa / Henry Goecke / Michael Grömling IW-Report No. 2 2. February 2016

Jan Cholewa / Henry Goecke / Michael Grömling: The IW Business Cycle Traffic Lights – The State of the Economy at a Glance

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German Economic Institute (IW) German Economic Institute (IW)

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Galina Kolev-Schaefer / Thomas Obst / Thomas Puls IW-Report No. 1 2. January 2024

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Klaus-Heiner Röhl / Gerit Vogt IW-Trends No. 4 5. December 2023

Corporate Insolvencies on the Increase

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