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Book chapter

Introduction

P. 1-6.
Smirnov Sergey, Ozyildirim A., Picchetti P.

Background and motivation for a study of business cycles, business tendency surveys (BTSs), and cyclical indicators in the BRICS countries are specified. The main concepts and problems involved in monitoring and forecasting business cycles in emerging countries and countries in transition are overviewed; the importance of the experience of the BRICS in this context is demonstrated; different examples of the interaction between business cycles and social and political spheres are outlined. At last, the structure of the book is adduced.

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Edited by: S. V. Smirnov, A. Ozyildirim, P. Picchetti. Springer, 2018.