About the network

The Euro Area Business Cycle Network (EABCN) provides a forum for the better understanding of the Euro area business cycle, linking academic researchers and researchers in central banks and other policy institutions involved in the empirical analysis of the Euro area business cycle.

The establishment of the single currency is a unique opportunity for economists to learn more about the relationship between business cycles, economic institutions, monetary policy and financial markets. This cannot be just a theoretical exercise. There is evident need for high-quality data and empirical research. The Network intends to become a definitive source of data and research output on Euro economies. In time, it will also serve to define the Euro area economic research agenda.

This website has a key role to play in facilitating the exchange of ideas and knowledge at both the conceptual and practical level. We invite all those researchers who are actively engaged in this area, whether they work in institutions such as banks and statistical offices or in academia, to use its facilities to contribute information and research.