This paper examines the key factors that determine business cycle synchronisation in the Common Monetary Area in Southern Africa by applying the extreme bounds analysis. I investigate traditional structural indicators and policy indicators of output correlation with annual data from 1980 to 2018. A positive effect of sector homogeneity and trade intensity on business cycle synchronisation is identified. However, whereas sector homogeneity is a growing trend correlating with an increasing trend of cycle correlation, trade intensity is not. Instead, trade intensity increases significantly in periods of stagnant growth when cycle correlation is higher, but no long-term trend can be seen.
"Determinants of Business Cycle Synchronisation in the Common Monetary Area in Southern Africa,"
Undergraduate Economic Review: Vol. 17
, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/uer/vol17/iss1/7