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Indeterminacy and investment adjustment costs

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  • Jinill Kim

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It is widely known that a neoclassical growth model with sufficient increasing returns to production may feature an indeterminate steady state. This note shows how investment adjustment costs increase the degree of increasing returns required for indeterminacy to arise. We also argue that sector-specific externalities are observationally equivalent to negative adjustment costs. It is widely known that a neoclassical growth model with sufficient increasing returns to production may feature an indeterminate steady state. This note shows how investment adjustment costs increase the degree of increasing returns required for indeterminacy to arise. We also argue that sector-specific externalities are observationally equivalent to negative adjustment costs.

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Paper provided by Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.) in its series Finance and Economics Discussion Series with number 1998-38.

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Date of creation: 1998
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Handle: RePEc:fip:fedgfe:1998-38

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Keywords: Investments ; Econometric models;

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  1. Herrendorf, Berthold & Valentinyi, Akos, 2002. "On the Stability of the Two-Sector Neoclassical Growth Model with Externalities," CEPR Discussion Papers 3435, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  2. Berthold Herrendorf & Akos Valentinyi, 2002. "Neoclassical Growth Model with Externalities," IEHAS Discussion Papers 0203, Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
  3. Berthold Herrendorf & Akos Valentinyi, 2002. "Determinacy Through Intertemporal Capital Adjustment Costs," IEHAS Discussion Papers 0209, Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
  4. Herrendorf, Berthold & Valentinyi, Akos, 2001. "Determinacy with Capital Adjustment Costs and Sector-Specific Externalities," CEPR Discussion Papers 2665, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.

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