trade cycle


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Wikipedia.

trade cycle

or

business cycle

fluctuating phases in the working of the capitalist economy. Periods of expansion of economic activity (recovery or boom) are followed by periods of slow-down or contraction (recession or depression) as economic demand and rates of profit fall. See also ECONOMIC CRISES, LONGWAVE THEORY.
References in periodicals archive ?
His 1940 trade cycle model, for example, which is described in the following section, owes absolutely nothing to his analysis of speculation and economic stability and barely mentions money or finance.
Harrod, The Trade Cycle. An Essay, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1936.
Apart from correspondence with these four, the most significant sustained exchange of correspondence is with Haberler on the trade cycle and related topics, for example the definition of savings and investment.
On the other hand, for Harrod the essence of dynamic economics was that the variables to be explained were rates of change and that the trade cycle had to be viewed as an oscillation around an equilibrium rate of growth.
Hayek acknowledged the importance of Lowe's problem (although he tried to bypass it), and drew the only possible consequence for the historian of thought: 'the only classification [of business cycle theories] which could be really unobjectionable would be one which proceeded according to the manner in which such theories explain the absence of the "normal course" of economic events, as presented by static theory' (Hayek, Monetary Theory and the Trade Cycle, London: Cape, 1933, pp.
There is a distinct possibility that a turn in an already weakened trade cycle could spark a surprisingly swift deterioration in the global economy.
Houston, TX, December 03, 2018 --(PR.com)-- BP, the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Ernst & Young, The North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) and others will meet next week to discuss how blockchain's distributed ledger technology could be adopted into the natural gas trade cycle. This will take place at the Blockchain in Natural Gas Trading conference, to be held December 6, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Houston.
Various causes, beginning with Jevon's Sun-spot Theory, right down to Keynes's Savings/Investment Theory, have been assigned to explain the phenomenon of trade cycle. A careful examination of all the theories of trade cycles however, will reveal that its basic cause is economic MALADJUSTMENT: maladjustment of supply of goods to demand, of supply of money to available goods, and of savings to investment.
Consequently, supply chain needs to be properly managed and associated with efficient net trade cycle that may lead to improve financial performance by increasing liquidity and financial performance via eliminating unnecessary costs which is crucial for any successful company (Hsieh and Wu, 2013).
ModulTrade runs off a smart-contract Blockchain based eco-system, bringing together a comprehensive range of services for the full B2B trade cycle.
The goal of this strategic initiative is to seamlessly connect the two ends of the institutional investment spectrum through blockchain technology; thereby eliminating some of the intermediating layers that form part of today's trade cycle, whilst enabling incumbents to redefine and expand their product scope.