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Economic rhythm : a theory of business cycles / by Ernst Wagemann ; translated by D.H. Blelloch ; with a prefatory note by Wesley C. Mitchell.

By: Wagemann, Ernst, 1884-1956.
Contributor(s): Blelloch, David Habershon, 1896-1985 [translator] | Mitchell, Wesley C. (Wesley Clair), 1874-1948 [author of introduction, etc.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1930Edition: First edition.Description: xvi, 287 pages : tables, graphs, diagrams ; 24 cm.Uniform titles: Konjunkturlehre. English Subject(s): Business cycles | Supply and demand | PricesDDC classification: 330.1 Online resources: Click here to access online
Partial contents:
Book I. - General considerations on the business cycle: Introduction. Origin and development of modern business-cycle theory.
Section I. - A description of economic fluctuations: Chapter I. Economic dynamics -- Chapter II. Economic circulation (economic statics): 1. The circular flow of goods, 2. The circular flow of money -- Chapter III. The basic forms of economic movement: 1. Isolated, non-recurrent (structural) changes, 2. Periodical movements.
Section II. - Phases of the business cycle: Chapter IV. The traditional classification of the phases -- Chapter V. Long-wave economic movements: 1. The physical-volume series, 2. The money-volume series -- Chapter VI. Prewar business cycles -- Chapter VII. Cyclical positions and cyclical tensions: 1. Cyclical positions, 2. Cyclical tensions.
Section III. - The relations of cyclical movements: Chapter VIII. The formal classification of series -- Chapter IX. Parallel and "radiatory" fluctuations -- Chapter X. Sequence -- Chapter XI. Countervariation (scissors movement).
Book II. Business cycle theory in application.
Section IV. - Economic barometers: Chapter XII. General economic barometers: 1. General indexes, 2. Barometers consisted of several curves -- Chapter XIII. Business barometers for separate sectional -- Chapter XIV. The barometers of the institute for business: 1. The barometer of production, 2. The employment index for industries producing producers' and consumers' goods, 3. The barometer of storage movements, 4. Foreign trade as a barometer of the domestic market, 5. The barometer of business transactions, 6. The credit barometer, 7. The barometer of the three markets, 8. The barometer of commodity prices.
Section V. - The interlacing of specific fluctuations: Chapter XV. Purpose and method of classification -- Chapter XVI. The relationship between cyclical fluctuations in agriculture and industry -- Chapter XVII. The rhythm of foreign trade -- Chapter XVII. Credit cycles -- Chapter XIX. Prices and turnover in the business cycle.
Section VI. - The movement of business considered as a whole: Chapter XX. The diagnosis and forecasting of cyclical conditions -- Chapter XXI. Employment as an index of the cyclical movement -- Chapter XXII. Stabilization of business and elimination of its cycles -- Chapter XXIII. The resources of economic policy: 1. The application of credit policy, 2. Unemployment insurance, 3. Business planning, 4. Private business forecasting.
Section VII. - Causation of the business cycle: Chapter XXIV. The several theories of causes -- Chapter XXV. Gravitation in the world economic order.
Summary: "American students of business cycles will welcome the opportunity afforded by this translation to become better acquainted with Dr. Ernst Wagemann's Konjunkturlehre. This treatise, published two years ago in Berlin, has a character all its own derived from the author's varied experience... In all his work, Dr. Wagemann makes use whenever possible of statistical data and statistical technique... Dr. Wagemann feels an urge to understand and to explain how cyclical fluctuations come about, quite as strong as his urge to develop a successful technique of forecasting." -- From the prefatory note.
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Includes list of diagrams, appendix, and index.

Book I. - General considerations on the business cycle: Introduction. Origin and development of modern business-cycle theory.

Section I. - A description of economic fluctuations: Chapter I. Economic dynamics -- Chapter II. Economic circulation (economic statics): 1. The circular flow of goods, 2. The circular flow of money -- Chapter III. The basic forms of economic movement: 1. Isolated, non-recurrent (structural) changes, 2. Periodical movements.

Section II. - Phases of the business cycle: Chapter IV. The traditional classification of the phases -- Chapter V. Long-wave economic movements: 1. The physical-volume series, 2. The money-volume series -- Chapter VI. Prewar business cycles -- Chapter VII. Cyclical positions and cyclical tensions: 1. Cyclical positions, 2. Cyclical tensions.

Section III. - The relations of cyclical movements: Chapter VIII. The formal classification of series -- Chapter IX. Parallel and "radiatory" fluctuations -- Chapter X. Sequence -- Chapter XI. Countervariation (scissors movement).

Book II. Business cycle theory in application.

Section IV. - Economic barometers: Chapter XII. General economic barometers: 1. General indexes, 2. Barometers consisted of several curves -- Chapter XIII. Business barometers for separate sectional -- Chapter XIV. The barometers of the institute for business: 1. The barometer of production, 2. The employment index for industries producing producers' and consumers' goods, 3. The barometer of storage movements, 4. Foreign trade as a barometer of the domestic market, 5. The barometer of business transactions, 6. The credit barometer, 7. The barometer of the three markets, 8. The barometer of commodity prices.

Section V. - The interlacing of specific fluctuations: Chapter XV. Purpose and method of classification -- Chapter XVI. The relationship between cyclical fluctuations in agriculture and industry -- Chapter XVII. The rhythm of foreign trade -- Chapter XVII. Credit cycles -- Chapter XIX. Prices and turnover in the business cycle.

Section VI. - The movement of business considered as a whole: Chapter XX. The diagnosis and forecasting of cyclical conditions -- Chapter XXI. Employment as an index of the cyclical movement -- Chapter XXII. Stabilization of business and elimination of its cycles -- Chapter XXIII. The resources of economic policy: 1. The application of credit policy, 2. Unemployment insurance, 3. Business planning, 4. Private business forecasting.

Section VII. - Causation of the business cycle: Chapter XXIV. The several theories of causes -- Chapter XXV. Gravitation in the world economic order.

"American students of business cycles will welcome the opportunity afforded by this translation to become better acquainted with Dr. Ernst Wagemann's Konjunkturlehre. This treatise, published two years ago in Berlin, has a character all its own derived from the author's varied experience... In all his work, Dr. Wagemann makes use whenever possible of statistical data and statistical technique... Dr. Wagemann feels an urge to understand and to explain how cyclical fluctuations come about, quite as strong as his urge to develop a successful technique of forecasting." -- From the prefatory note.

Donation from Karl H. Niebyl.

Translated from the German (Konjunkturlehre).

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