How the U.S. Economy Resembles a (Very) Big Business

18 Pages Posted: 19 Sep 2008

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Jeffrey R. Campbell

University of Notre Dame; Tilburg University

Date Written: September 17, 2008


This article presents basic tools for measuring different business lines' contributions to the U.S. economy's business cycles, and it applies these to measure the exposure of a large conglomerate to macroeconomic risks.

Suggested Citation

Campbell, Jeffrey R., How the U.S. Economy Resembles a (Very) Big Business (September 17, 2008). Economic Perspectives, Vol. 32, No. 3, 2008, Available at SSRN:

Jeffrey R. Campbell (Contact Author)

University of Notre Dame ( email )

United States

Tilburg University ( email )

Tilburg, 5000 LE

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