Neutral, Investment-Specific Technical Progress and the Productivity Slowdown
AbstractIn this article I show that a permanent possitive shock on the rate of investment-specific technical progress might cause, at least in the short run, a fall of the growth rate of both output per capita and total factor productivity, as measured by the Solow residual. Several simulations are performed which show that the extent of the Productivity Slowdown drastically depends on the elasticity of the marginal cost of producing a unit of capital good with respect to the rate of investment-specific technical progress.
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Volume (Year): 68 (2002)
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- Fernando DEL RIO IGLESIAS, 2002. "Neutral, Investment-Specific Technical Progress and the Productivity Slowdown," Discussion Papers (REL - Recherches Economiques de Louvain) 2002013, Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES).
- O30 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General
- O40 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General
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