Is a recession imminent? The signal of the yield curve

Article published in the Economic Review of June 2019

Historically, recessions have always been preceded by yield curve inversions. Is the recent flattening of the US yield curve a cause for concern?

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The authors are grateful to J. Boeckx, H. Dewachter and P. Ilbas for their valuable comments.