Business Cycles and Long-Run Growth
AbstractIn this survey, we discuss the effect of macroeconomic fluctuations on long-run growth from both a theoretical and empirical perspective. We emphasize the "opportunity cost" approach, which states that firms will intertemporally substitute productivity-enhancing activities for regular production activity during recessions. We provide aggregate evidence in favor of the opportunity-cost approach. Copyright 1997 by Oxford University Press.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Oxford University Press in its journal Oxford Review of Economic Policy.
Volume (Year): 13 (1997)
Issue (Month): 3 (Autumn)
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- E32 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles - - - Business Fluctuations; Cycles
- O3 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights
- O4 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity
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