Business cycle research - Business cycle is the wave-like development of the overall situation of an economy. The overall economic development has an impact on the development of individual markets.
Business cycle research is to be understood as research into the situation of important business cycle indicators. The main indicators are the utilization of the production potential and the growth of the gross national income. Business cycle studies are carried out by the Ifo Institute (business cycle test, investment test) and GfK (private consumption), among others.