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Demand shocks and economic fluctuations

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This paper studies conditions under which demand-side shocks can generate realistic business cycles in RBC models. Although highly persistent demand shocks are necessary for generating procyclical investment, variable capacity utilization and habit formation can reduce the required degree of persistence.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 90 (2006)
Issue (Month): 3 (March)
Pages: 378-383

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:90:y:2006:i:3:p:378-383

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Cited by:
  1. Yi Wen, 2008. "Inventories, liquidity, and the macroeconomy," Working Papers 2008-045, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
  2. Colciago, Andrea & Etro, Federico, 2007. "Real Business Cycles with Cournot Competition and Endogenous Entry," MPRA Paper 7326, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 25 Feb 2008.
  3. Addessi, William & Busato, Francesco, 2011. "Preference shifts between consumption goods and sectoral changes," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 111(3), pages 213-216, June.
  4. Lester, Robert & Pries, Michael & Sims, Eric, 2014. "Volatility and welfare," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 38(C), pages 17-36.

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