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A Note on NNS Models: Introducing Physical Capital; Avoiding Rationing

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  • Jean-Pierre DANTHINE
  • John B. DONALDSON

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This note makes two comments on recent NNS models. First, it disputes the way physical capital has been introduced into these models arguing that this leads to the dubious postulate that the cost of adjusting physical capital stock is an order of magnitude lower than the cost of changing prices. Second it warns against a possible logical inconsistency whereby calibrated NNS models are implicitly assuming that some (price-constrained) firms are willing and able to sell their output below cost.

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Paper provided by Université de Lausanne, Faculté des HEC, DEEP in its series Cahiers de Recherches Economiques du Département d'Econométrie et d'Economie politique (DEEP) with number 02.04.

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Length: 9 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2002
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Publication status: Published in Economics Letters, vol.77 (3), nov. 2002, pp. 433-437
Handle: RePEc:lau:crdeep:02.04

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Keywords: New Neo-Classical synthesis; sticky prices; cost-of-adjusting capital; rationing;

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