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Propagation through endogenous investment-specific technological change

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  • Huffman, Gregory W.

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Many real business cycle models lack a significant propagation mechanism. Consequently most of the serial correlation in output is inherited from the serial correlation in the exogenous shocks. A simple model is presented to show there need not be any relationship between the serial correlation of the exogenous shocks, and that of output. This is accomplished by incorporating the well-documented fact that research spending has generated changes in the real price of capital.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 84 (2004)
Issue (Month): 2 (August)
Pages: 191-197

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:84:y:2004:i:2:p:191-197

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  1. Bishnu, Monisankar & Ghate, Chetan & Gopalakrishnan, Pawan, 2011. "Distortionary Taxes and Public Investment in a Model of Endogenous Investment Specific Technological Change," MPRA Paper 34111, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Huffman, Gregory W., 2008. "An analysis of fiscal policy with endogenous investment-specific technological change," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 32(11), pages 3441-3458, November.
  3. Monisankar Bishnu & Chetan Ghate & Pawan Gopalakrishnan, 2013. "Factor income taxation, growth, and investment specific technological change," Indian Statistical Institute, Planning Unit, New Delhi Discussion Papers 13-04, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India.
  4. Roberto M Samaniego, 2005. "Investment-Specific Technical Change and the Production of Ideas," Computing in Economics and Finance 2005 291, Society for Computational Economics.

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