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Estimation of the elasticity of substitution between oil and capital

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  • Kensuke Miyazawa

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    (the University of Tokyo)

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The elasticity of substitution between oil and capital is a key parameter when researchers analyze the effect of oil shocks on the economy by using dynamic general equilibrium models. This paper estimates the elasticity of substitution in the U.S. economy, which is consistent with a large class of DGE models. We find that the estimated elasticity of substitution becomes lower than the value estimated by earlier empirical studies. A low elasticity of substitution implies that oil supply shocks have large impacts on the economy.

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Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 29 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 655-660

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-09-00122

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  1. Vipin Arora & Pedro Gomis-Porqueras, 2011. "A Repayment Model of House Prices Oil Price Dynamics in a Real Business Cycle Model," Development Research Unit Working Paper Series 11-11, Monash University, Department of Economics.
  2. Takeshi Niizeki, 2012. "Energy-Saving Technological Change in Japan," Global COE Hi-Stat Discussion Paper Series gd11-218, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University.

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