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Estimating the Capital Stock

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  • José A. Hernández

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    (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)

  • Ignacio Mauleón

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    (University Rey Juan Carlos)

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Econometric estimates of the capital stock and the depreciation rate for the Spanish economy in the period 1970-1997, are presented. The methodology is based on the estimation of the production function, yielding a window for the depreciation rate between 5.5% and 6.5%. Methods to make the depreciation rate dependent on a set of variables, and to blend prior and sample information, are discussed and implemented. The unidenti...ability of the initial capital stock is also analysed.

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Paper provided by Facultad de Ciencias Económicas de la ULPGC in its series Documentos de trabajo conjunto ULL-ULPGC with number 2002-03.

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Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: 2002
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Handle: RePEc:can:series:2002-03

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Keywords: Estimation of the capital stock; prior information; variable depreciation rate;

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  1. Grech, Aaron George, 2004. "Estimating the output gap for the Maltese economy," MPRA Paper 33663, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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