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Intertemporal substitution and durable goods: long-run data

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  • Ogaki, Masao
  • Reinhart, Carmen M.

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In this paper, we use long-run annual data to estimate the intertemporal elasticity of substitution while accounting for the intra-temporal substitution between nondurable consumption goods and durable consumption goods. We apply a two-step procedure that combines a cointegration approach to preference parameter estimation with Generalized Method of Moments.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 61 (1998)
Issue (Month): 1 (October)
Pages: 85-90

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:61:y:1998:i:1:p:85-90

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